We have been spending some time discussing Dr. Oz’s cleanse ideas. We also are seeing many questions about the relatively new PEERtrainer Cleanse. The reason is that this is really the next wave in dieting, and people are looking for advanced weight loss strategies that take them to the next level.
Dr. Oz will never say any of this, because Weight Watchers is a major sponsor of his show. But the idea that you need to understand is that you have to move beyond the simple strategies that we all know. Because clearly, it is not getting us the results we want.
If you want a different result, you have to do different things!!
Portion control is great, group support is great, but as those of you who struggle with emotional eating, night eating and binges- you know that conventional diets at a minimum haven’t provided a cure.
The path to building high levels of emotional strength is a long one. Very doable with the right strategies, but it takes time and focus.
In the short term, one thing that we have seen help in the eating department is the implementation of some big shifts in your diet. The first big change is a pretty significant increase in the amounts of plants and vegetables in your diet.
Most people don’t get enough plants and vegetables in their diet, and as a result develop a “micronutrient deficiency.” This helps to feed food cravings, because your body wants these nutrients, and gives you signals.
Most people who struggle with cravings and out of control behavior misinterpret these signals and eat the wrong foods.
Usually these foods are high in sugar and carbs, which helps to further deepen the cycle of bad decision/bad feeling.
This is where something like the PEERtrainer Cleanse can play a helpful role for emotional eaters. Dr Oz has some great advice, but as we all know the key to doing anything is follow-through.
The PEERtrainer Cleanse implements some sound strategies of increasing your vegetables, and giving you a way of avoiding the foods which deepend the bad decision/bad feeling cycle.
Most importantly, the PEERtrainer Cleanse features a program which guides you step by step, and is connected to their well known support system.
The support system on PEERtrainer is key to making their cleanse work. It has been identified by US News and World Report, and also recommended by Dr Oz himself.
From a structural perspective, this program is designed to help emotional eaters, because it has you remove the foods that deepen the bad decision/bad feeling cycle. The shakes and meal plan then give you a way to replace these foods.
Anytime you remove these foods (wheat, dairy, corn etc) you are going to bring your cravings in control.
There is no guarantee that it will work for you- that is up to you. But if you remove the foods they tell you to, and increase your vegetables, you will probably experience some good benefits.
The bottom line here is that when you embrace advanced nutritional strategies beyond simple portion control, your will gain more control. You’ll experience fewer cravings, a reduction and inflammation and likely a pretty good reduction in weight, especially if you bring your overall stress levels down.
For those of you who do their program, please leave a comment below. Let us know if it helps with your emotional eating.