Can’t say No to cravings?
Then let me help you.
The best would be if I’d come over to your place and watch out for you. I’d simply block you from grabbing that glass of wine at night, or those crisps, cakes or whatever funky stuff you’re compelled to eat or drink.
But that’s a seriously expensive weight loss service. Plane tickets, taxi fare, etc. (eye roll)
Let’s try something more sensible.
Just to let you know: cravings mainly occur due to a couple of reasons.
They could be:
1) You got into a bad habit and now you’ve created an addiction. Easy to do, you know. It does take work to un-do this.
2) Your body is depleted in nutrients and keeps craving the very foods that continue to deplete it. How crazy is that?
When you give your body nutrient dense foods, they will help your physical cravings to subside. But in the end it’s you who has to break the habit itself. Retrain your bad habit to form new good habits.
Craving alcohol? Swap it out. Give your body a delicious green juice instead.
I get you. It’s not the same. But stick with it. The new habit will take about 3 weeks to lodge itself into your mind….and from then on you will be craving a delicious healthy juice instead.
In addition, when you regularly crave alcohol or certain foods, you’re most likely deficient in Chromium, Magnesium or Tryptophan
Do you want to know which foods contain those?
CHROMIUM, it’s a trace element and small amounts can be found in
- Nutritonal Yeast and Brewer’s Yeast
- Sweet potato
Magnesium helps to calm the nerves and it’s a very common mineral deficiency. Some sources state that over 80% of people in America are deficient in magnesium. Part of the reason for this is because most foods that people regularly consume contain magnesium’s counterpart, calcium. (Too much dairy intake) Calcium has the opposite effect of magnesium, it’s constricting.
So where to find magnesium..
- Dark leafy greens, like spinach, kale and chard
- Raw cacao
- Raw cashew nuts
- Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds
- Black beans
Tryptophan is an important compound. It’s the precursor to serotonin in the body, the hormone that’s responsible for happiness. Foods that are high in tryptophan give you the building blocks you need for balancing your hormones and feeling better and play a role with a restful sleep. Find it in…
So now you’re better set up to beat those pesky cravings.
Need more help? Contact me in my Facebook group page. I might be able to give you some more tips. See you there.
Yours in Health & Skinny Jeans,
The Vegan Weight Loss Mentor.