One Night Killer Food Binge
Several years ago I learnt a simple technique that showed me how to break my sugar cravings in under an hour without using discipline or feeling like I’m missing out.
It’s unfortunate that most people struggle cutting out certain foods from their diet.
This story below highlights an extreme case of a overeating which proved fatal.
On April 8th 2013 a disabled man from a small town in New Zealand ate himself to death.
He had a rare condition known as Prader-Willi syndrome which symptoms include among other things an insatiable appetite.
Although the 37 year old lived in supported accommodation he managed to steal a set of keys and gained access to the food stores overnight.
Here’s what he consumed during that killer binge:
- 4 loaves of bread
- 24 muesli bars
- 8 burger buns
Later that day after staff discovered what had happened he was taken to a doctor. By now he had a huge stomach which made it difficult for him to walk.
He developed severe stomach pain, breathing problems and repeated episodes of vomiting.
Three and a half hours after being admitted to the local hospital he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest and died.
So why am I telling you this ?
I wanted to give you an example of binge eating and not being able to control ones appetite.
Now I know this was an extreme case and due to a rare genetic condition, but I think most of us would acknowledge that from time to time we also find themselves unable to control our urge to gorge on certain foods.
So at the end of this article I’ll give you access to a unique tool that can stop a strong craving in it’s tracks in under an hour.
But let’s first investigate why we crave certain foods and why self discipline is a useless tool when it comes to binge eating.
Why Sugar is more Tempting than Jennifer Lawrence
During my research into obesity many of the people who were featured in articles and documentaries claim that they are addicted to high calorie food.
“Imagine putting a junkie in a room full of smack…” they’ll say “that’s what it’s like for us.”
But is there any truth to this notion ?
Can we liken the plight of the overweight to that of drug addiction ?
Some in the scientific community suggest that we are hard wired to enjoy foods high in calories like salt, sugar and fat since they are vital to our survival.
One study from the University of Washington has shown that newborns prefer sweet flavors.
They think that since high calorie foods provided the best chance of survival to our ancient ancestors in times of scarcity we crave them more.
Also when you consume sugar there is a quick surge of insulin. This sudden rush of insulin into the body also causes a release of endorphin. This hit of pleasure chemicals (endorphin) gives you a feeling of happiness and elation.
Now for those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will know that I tell you to eat anything you desire. Just eat less of it.
While this is true for many people others need to quit certain foods straight away due to obesity related diseases like diabetes.
I also personally know of people who have lost their teeth from consuming too many sugary drinks.
So some of you may be thinking that the only route out of sugar addiction is self discipline and will power.
Next I’ll tell you why neither of those tools will be needed for this job.
All you’ll need is to hate at least one particular food, have a vivid imagination and have use of your fingers.
Imagination is the Secret Ingredient
Like I said many of you think that the only route out from craving your favorite foods is to have cast iron discipline.
But let’s take a quick look at this thought experiment.
I want you to imagine you’re about to eat your favorite food.
Maybe it’s a bowl of sweet cookie dough ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and crushed nuts.
You arrive back home after a hard days work famished looking forward to eating this sweet orgasmic chocolate dish of pleasure.
You begin to construct this culinary delight by pulling out the 2 liter cookie dough ice cream from your fridge.
However when you dig in the scoop you notice something unusual as your spoon hits a solid object.
You dig deeper and bring your scoop up to see a decomposed body of a mouse inside. There’s also hundreds of slimy wriggling maggots eating the mouse’s entrails.
Suddenly you’re not so hungry and in disgust throw the tub straight into the trash.
You’re so repulsed that you don’t eat anything for the next two hours even though you were starving before you got home.
What just happened ?
You used your imagination to crush your favorite craving in a matter of seconds.
Imagine if you had tried to use self discipline or will power to crush a craving.
You probably would have said something like this to yourself “I must be good and not eat that sweet…delicious…cookie dough ice cream as that chocolate topping melts in my mouth…”
It’s just like the pink elephant scenario. If you tell someone not to think of a pink elephant then they automatically think of one.
Same with your favorite food. By thinking about all the food you have be good around and not partake in the more you’ll desire it.
That’s why imagination beats will power every time.
Next I’ll explain how this one technique helped me.
(By the way what you have just read is not the technique. There are four parts to it and it’s much more sophisticated.)
Better than a Dietitian
I actually saw a dietitian years ago due to my high levels of cholesterol.
On her plan I managed to lose a respectable 30 pounds.
However I couldn’t maintain that loss for very long so I slipped back into my old habits regaining the weight and a bit more.
Now I know better.
Quite recently I used the Craving Buster technique to stop eating white sugar.
At the time I was beginning to binge on cereal sprinkled with that white death.
So three mornings in a row giving 15 minutes to each session I used the technique.
Like magic I no longer craved sugar.
Also about 5 days after the last session I realized something. I hadn’t even noticed the white sugar in my cupboard during that period even though I’m in and out of that particular cupboard often.
That’s why it’s better than a dietitian.
The dietitian shows you the road map whereas this technique will provide you with the transportation to get there.
In other words she’ll tell you what not to eat whereas I give you a powerful tool to accomplish that objective.
This example is for breaking a caffeine addiction so when you’re using it to overcome a food craving substitute step one with a food you hate.
Just choose the food you want to stop craving and use this technique for 15 minutes for the next 4 days to break your compulsion.
It’s that simple.
Beating you’re cravings is easier than you think. I feel sorry for all the people caught in that tug of war inside trying to will power their way free and feeling miserable when they finally cave in.
I want to tell them it’s not their fault and that in under an hour they can easily break free without feeling miserable or stressed or even feel like they’re missing out.
So if you know any food addicts that have fallen under the spell of chocolate, french fries or soda then send them to this page for free access to the Craving Buster.
If you decide to try this technique then please leave a comment or question below.
It’s so liberating to finally be in control of what, when and how much I eat.
I’m no longer at the mercy of my instincts and have taken control of the steering wheel.
Hopefully this technique will give you the same sense of freedom and pride I’ve gotten by overcoming my little food demons.
And if this article accomplishes that then you will also share in that sense of pride,