If only I had the willpower to resist the snacks in my breakroom lounge, I could lose these last 10 pounds. Here’s a little secret.
Willpower will not stop you from snacking, but here is what does (adequate food/fuel).
A lot of people blame overeating and constant snacking on willpower.
I am sorry to break it to you, but willpower is not the problem.
Willpower has nothing to do with your constant snacking and nibbling, but more to do with what you are not eating.
Skipping Meals Sets You Up for Failure
If you have eating and weight loss goals, then you need to stop skipping meals.
Strive to eat three meals a day. Consuming adequate amounts of food helps you avoid the constant snacking.
Why You Should Eat Three Meals a Day
Think of your meals as fuel stops you make at certain times of the day.
The body needs the energy to function, and we get that energy from the food we eat.
When you fuel up, you’re adding a right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.
Fueling up with the macronutrients tailored for your body and activity levels helps you avoid overeating and snacking.
Food/Fuel is All the Willpower You Need
So you think you need the willpower to help you stop the constant nibbling and snacking, but you do not need willpower.
The food/fuel that you give your body is all the willpower you need.
When you make eating three meals a day a priority, you will discover some amazing things that happen.
Here is what you will notice:
- little to no desire for constant snacking, nibbling or overeating
- more energy
- stable mood
Willpower gets the blame for everything, but willpower is not something you will ever need.
When the body gets the fuel it needs, it will not feel the need to compensate for what it did not get.
Decide today to work with your body and not against it, by staying fueled throughout the day.
Tell willpower to take a hike, while you give your body the food/fuel it needs.
And say goodbye to constant snacking, kibbling, overeating, and mindless eating for good.