Week #3: In week 3, you will be cutting back to 1 unhealthy serving of carbs per day, so you will need to find other ways to deal with triggers.
Cut Back to 1 Unhealthy Serving of Carbs Per Day. Find Non-food Activities to Treat Your Triggers.
Two of the most common triggers of eating unhealthy carbs are loneliness and stress. Remember, unhealthy carbs release feel-good serotonin in the brain, but there are lots of healthy ways to get serotonin as well.
If you’re lonely, it’s as simple as picking up the phone and calling your sponsor or a friend. Have a great conversation, get some support, or make plans to do something fun like see a movie or have a healthy meal together.
If you’re stressed, soothe yourself by doing something relaxing. Take a bubble bath, light a candle, or take a soothing stroll around your neighborhood.
Week #4: You will cut out all unhealthy carbs from your diet. You will need to focus on adding activities that boost your feel-good hormones.
Cut Out All Unhealthy Carbs. Replace With Hormone-boosting Activities.
Here are some ways to get three of the most important feel-good hormones: