"Hi Nick, I just wanted to tell you that your ‘3 Day Craving Killer Protocol’ is nothing sort of miraculous! For 30 years (and about an extra 125 pounds) I have unsuccessfully battled sugar cravings…and now they have disappeared in 3 days. I have lived for years with a roaring monster in my head that was just getting worse and worse and now it is completely gone! Now, I obviously have not lost the 125 lb in 3 days, but now I know it will be possible, whereas before it was absolutely impossible. Thank you!" Tamar Pierce
That after-lunch "3 o’clock dip" always ends up with you gorging on sugary junk food to satisfy your hunger and cravings…
You’re a mentally strong person who still can’t beat your sugar cravings, no matter how hard you try…
Before I tell you who said that, let me introduce myself really quick. That’s me in the picture below…my name is Nick Nilsson.
I’ve been in the fitness industry for more than 28 years and I’m known as the "Mad Scientist of Muscle" because of my innovative, science-based approaches to exercise, health and fitness. I’ve helped THOUSANDS of people over the years and now I want to help YOU fix your sugar cravings.
In my experience, beating sugar cravings is what I call a "Keystone Behavior"…meaning that once you address that one thing, pretty much everything else will just fall into place.
Suddenly you’re able to stick a diet…and then you actually feel like exercising because you’re not dragging from a sugar crash…and then the weight just seems to come off like magic because you’re not eating all those extra "in-the-closet" calories in the form of sugar.
I’m constantly searching for and testing new ways to help people just like you improve their lives through exercise and good nutrition.
Karen was desperate. She had two young kids… she was 30 pounds overweight… she had high blood-pressure… and she was starting to show signs of being pre-Diabetic.
She was terrified not only of her own health and future, she was terrified for the future of her kids and THEIR health and future if she couldn’t figure this out. She was worried sick that her health problems would set THEM up for failure, too.
Knowing I was a trainer, she parked her cart squarely in front of mine and said "Nick, I need help…like SERIOUS help for real. I feel fat, I’m unhealthy, and I feel so tired and depressed all the time. I can’t seem to stop eating this sugary crap and it’s just killing me."
Now, a lot of the time when people find out I’m a trainer, they make small talk about how they "need to lose a few pounds" as they pat their stomach. I offer to give them some tips and they smile and nod and nothing ever happens.
"Karen, let me see if I can help." I said. "What’s going on?" I had always seen her as a strong, confident person growing up. Nothing ever seemed to bother her. Heck, even now, she owned her own small business and had 6 employees working for her.
"I don’t know what to do. This is literally killing me. I feel like I’m out of control and nothing I do seems to help. I feel like I’ve tried everything." she said.
"I can’t stop eating sugar…desserts, sugary cereal, candy, chocolate…you name it. I’ve tried going on diets. I’ve tried juice cleanses. I’ve tried not having any in the house…then people just bring stuff to work and I can’t stop myself. I just keep gaining weight. I’m so depressed. My health is in the toilet and it seems like it’s getting worse by the day. I just don’t know what to do."
Karen looked at me sadly and continued. "I mean, I don’t think of myself as a weak person. I’ve achieved so many goals that I’ve set for myself. I graduated with a degree in marketing and I started a business. It’s crushing me that I can’t stop eating sugar. No matter how much willpower I think I have, and no matter how hard I try to stop, the cravings always win."
I said to Karen, who was just staring at the floor at this point, "Let’s go over to the coffee shop. I’ve got something for you that can help."
She raised her head and looked at me like she was drowning and I had just thrown her a lifeline. There was hope in her eyes.
We went and sat down and I said to her "If you’re going to rely on willpower alone to stop eating sugar, you’re always going to fail."
Karen looked at me angrily…"I thought you said you had something that could help." She got up to leave.
"Wait!" I said quickly. "Just a second! I didn’t mean it like that! Let me tell you what I’m talking about…"
I could see this concept was a big shock to her. Her face looked all skeptical and suspicious like I had just said something insane. I could understand where she was coming from. We get it drilled into our heads from a young age that "you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it."
That’s actually NOT true…and this false statement can be incredibly damaging and disheartening when you CAN’T seem to achieve what you want to achieve, even when you put your mind to it. You feel like a colossal failure.
"Bear with me…let’s say you start each day with a full tank of ‘willpower gas’. And you only have a limited amount of it in your tank per day."
"Every time you use your willpower to say ‘no’ to a sugary food, you use up some of that gas. Small ‘no’s’, like a little piece of candy on your desk use up only a little of that… Read more…