This is something I bring up a lot when talking about understanding your nutrition and deficiencies, as well as common hang ups that derail people’s new diet plan or healthy eating lifestyle change: CRAVINGS.
You get stressed and suddenly: CHOCOLATE! or COFFEE! both could be your body craving magnesium or could be (a may be a mix of all this) food relationship problem i.e. avoidance or comfort foods.
But lets talk about cravings from a nutrition stand point.
If you are ruled all day by cravings then most likely this is your nutritionally deprived body and mind screaming at you trying to get your attention.
What is actually happening.
Your body is screaming that its hungry (nutritionally deprived) but your mind hears “starving” and freaks out like an irrational over protected mother and starts trying to accumulate enough calories to keep you alive for as long as possible.
Therefore you might be extremely lacking in calcium and magnesium are in need of leafy greens like broccoli, spinach & kale but your mind (I often refer to the ego mind as a toddler) say chocolate and coffee and carbs until your pleasure senses of the brain level or until you are full.
But guess what? The body didn’t really get what it needed… and so the cycle continues.
So what do you do?
Plant based, mega veggie shakes. Not just a protein shake but the stuff with servings of veggies. real food not synthetic.
Blend that stuff up with almond milk and yogurt &/or fruits and sneak it into your system.
Have a go-to smoothie/shake for each craving to slowly replace the calorie dense with nutrient dense.
I went from eating chocolate, oreos & coffee every day, eating sporadic meals to consistent healthy eating within 6 months using this method along with flooding my body with fruits and veggies. >My Food Relationship Talk<
My favorite products:
My chocolate fix:
Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
2 tbsp of Peanut Butter
1 scoop of dutch chocolate JP
Now, when I get a craving I realize that it is a warning sign, I access what I’ve been eating and it is normally that I have fell off the healthy food train or slacked a little.