Lets be honest; you aren't going to trade in your bag of potato chips for kale chips overnight. And honestly, that's why most dieters fail- because they try to make too big of a change and end up depriving their bodies. Then, you set yourself up for a weight gain relapse. Even if you are determined, your brain will go through withdrawals and you will end up feeling hungry and unsatisfied all the time. hence binge eating.
In a lab study with rats, scientists found that when they were given chocolate and sugar and then had it taken away, their brains pumped out five times the normal level of CRF- which is the same stress hormone released in junkies who are trying to kick a drug habit. oh no!!
So instead of trying to go cold turkey on your favorite bad foods, remember it's all about baby steps. Make sure you transition your eating habits one at a time and it should be the end of yo-yo dieting for you!
below are some easy upgrades to make in your diet.