HEALTHY EATING

(VIDEO) How to Stop Cravings for Junk Food

 

Hey ladies! Today we’re talking FOOD CRAVINGS, why we get them, and what we should do when we get cravings for certain foods – like those not-so-healthy bag of potato chips. *wink*

Here’s the thing – cravings are oftentimes our body’s way of crying out for a little TLC when we’re stressed out and/or when our body is not getting enough of certain key nutrients in our foods. Check out the video where I’ll give you the quick and dirty on food cravings, as well as 4 things you should always do when cravings strike.

Last but not least, scroll down below and you’ll also find a handy little chart on very common food cravings, why we get them, and what foods (or nutrients) can help relieve these types of cravings.

Enjoy the video ladies! Stay awesome & beautiful! – Doc

 

 

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

 

GOT CRAVINGS? CHECK OUT THE CHART BELOW!

Craving this: Here’s Why: Try Eating More:
     
Cheese Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)– Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
  Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Pasta, white bread, pastries Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Bread and toast Nitrogen deficiency Foods containing proteins, i.e.. Green leafy veg, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, protein
Red meat Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Fried Foods Essential Fatty Acids deficiency  Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)– Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
Burned Food Carbon deficiency Fresh fruits
Acidic Foods Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Salty Foods Chloride deficiency

B Vitamin deficiency

Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, legumes, B vitamins
  Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, B vitamins
     
Chocolate Stress hormone fluctuations, Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit, magnesium supplement, Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, B vitamins
Soda, fizzy drinks Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
General sweets Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Fruit, high fibrer foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon)
  Tryptophan deficiency Spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins
  Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
  Sulphur deficiency Kale (and other green leaf veggies), cabbage, cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion
  Phosphorus deficiency Whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils