Cravings – Refined sugar, sweets chocolate….
Craving number 1: refined sugar (sweets, candy, chocolate) – my lover and nemesis
Craving refined sugar can often be a sign that your body is lacking chromium, carbon phosphorus, sulphur, tryptophan.
You can get these from: Broccoli, grapes, cheese, chicken, fresh fruit, beef, liver, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, cranberries, horseradish, kale, cabbage, turkey, sweet potato & spinach.
Remember this when you’re not feeling well, or on your period if you are craving that sweet treat.
“What is going to fuel me?”
This morning we want to focus on how to “snack mindfully”.
Usually people get a dip in blood sugar around 11am, 3pm or later in the evening, when you snack on high sugar or high fat foods at these times regularly your body will get used to this sugar high. Then you realise twenty minutes later that you want more or ate the whole bag without taking a breath. To make matters worse, you weren’t even hungry. We’ve all been there, many times in fact. Rather than calling on your own personal guilt monster, give this a thought:
“The repeated desire to snack is really a desire to change how we’re feeling in the moment. The more we are not conscious of why we are snacking, the more this habit can numb how we really feel.”
We understand that for some, snacking is helpful in maintaining good energy levels and mood. But before you start grabbing snacks, even if they are high in nutritional value, check in with yourself and make sure what you’re feeling is true hunger.
Sometimes finding the right amount to eat everyday takes a little personal experimentation. If you find that you are consistently hungry throughout the day, increase the amount of protein and healthy fats in your breakfast & lunch.
And most importantly drink plenty of water, more than you would normally as sometimes our brain gets confused between hunger and thirst then sends the wrong signal!
Interesting fact: The hunger receptor and the thirst receptor are actually located in almost the same place in the body, hence if you feeling hungry, have a drink of water and wait 5 minutes, you will might find your hunger passes!
HAVE AN GREAT DAY!
Next up salty and fatty foods…