You Will Have Cravings
You may find that once you have vowed to cut something (or many things) out of your diet that you crave them all the time. This is a normal part of the weight loss and dieting process that indicates your body was chemically addicted to the foods you have given up. This is most common when eliminating processed food or junk foods that contain a lot of sugar, fat, and carbs which are unhealthy for the body. McShane explains that “When we eat certain foods, they can release endorphins that give us a relaxing or happy feeling. When the body no longer is consuming these foods to spike hormones, chemical cravings begin.” Luckily, once you push through and adapt to healthy eating these cravings will subside. If you need help ignoring cravings but don’t seem to have the willpower to quit cold turkey try out substitutes. For example, if you get a craving for sugar or candy have a small piece of dark chocolate (at least 75% cacao) which is full of antioxidants to help quiet your brain.