Happy Monday, or as I like to say Muscle Monday. I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start, and if not embrace the suck anyway and be happy to be alive.
This time around I thought I’d address another question I get asked frequently, and that’s how to curb a sweet tooth.
Let’s just get right into it.
Being a fan of gummy bears and suckers (aka lollipops) – don’t judge – I understand it can be tricky to not indulge your sweet tooth whenever you want; I also get that life’s too short to eat 100% clean all the time (because, fuck that).
First things first – like workout discipline, you’ve gotta get some sort of self-control – just changing up what you eat or how much of it doesn’t encourage discipline, so there’s a few ways you’ve got to learn how to “trick” the cravings side of your brain.
Before you start making up every crappy excuse in your head as to why you can’t, it’s simpler than you think.
1) When you start to get hungry for your favorite candies or sweets, drink water.
2) If you don’t want to go over your water intake (as mentioned in chapter 8 of SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition On The Go. – if you haven’t read it already well…you know what to do.), then eat fruit. Just eat fruit. That’s literally it. I don’t care what type of fruit you don’t like – just find fruit that you do like and eat it whenever you crave junk.
To clarify, I’m not saying you should cut out your favorite junk altogether – god knows in my darkest hour on the rare occasion I got a chance to enjoy my favorites I enjoyed every minute of them; but this’ll help for the other times which, like having a near death experience will make you appreciate life more, will make you enjoy the junk even more, without going overboard.
Secondly, like anything, completing an objective should be efficient – so it’s worth killing two birds with one stone and snacking on fruits that build muscle, while getting that sweet tooth under control.
I’ve made a list to make things even easier for you (and cut down your potential bullshit excuses). You’re welcome, punk.
SUPP UP. Fruits for Building Muscle
- Berries – Specifically, blackberries,blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
Yes, tomatoes. For any of you who know farming or have your own fruit and vegetable gardens (none of you city slickers), generally if it grows on a vine or a tree, it’s a fruit.
I’ve made some juicy gains while keeping lean by eating these fruits and it feels like a cheat code to life every time I think about. It’s the best way to have your cake and eat it too – or in my case, donuts.
There are more options, but I’ve selected these to share with you in particular because, well, frankly, they’re damn easy to find no matter where you are in the world so it works great for anyone who’s deployed/away from home.
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Both books have recipes that provide nutritional breakdown so it makes things dead easy.
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