Cravings – Bread – my best friend
When craving bread you may need nitrogen, you’ll find this in: High protein foods; fish, meats, nuts, beans.
Crave one particular food only
Must be eaten right now
Keep eating even when full
You feel guilty, shameful, or unsatisfied
EMOTIONAL HUNGER TIPS
Hydrate: Drink water or have a cup of tea instead. Hydrating yourself is important to keep the bowels moving and to help flush out released toxins.
Switch it up: Get up and go for a walk, meet a friend, finish a work project, or simply stay with that feeling and let it rise up and then fall away naturally (which it will inevitably do), without having consumed any food. You may even feel the negative sensation change to a very pleasant one. The sense of empowerment that comes from this change can be amazing.
TRUE HUNGER TIPS
Snack mindfully: Eat in a mindful way.
Hummus, guacamole with veggies, raw nut butter on some apple slices, a quick soup, or fresh green juice is great options.
Check in on your daily caloric intake: While we are not big fans of calorie counting, noticing how many calories you’re eating can be useful. Often, people new to this program will under-eat, and this can cause cravings, anxiety, and poor sleep. The amount of nutrient-dense food a person needs each day depends on their level of activity.