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Craving Foods That Sabotage

Posted by Monica Fink in Nutrition 02 Dec 2015

Cravings, Emotional Eating, Food Addictions…sound familiar to anyone? Once I’ve educated a client on proper and optimum nutrition, this is probably the second biggest challenge to turn around. There are three basic steps to consider:

1) Fuel Your Body! The human body is designed to run on carbohydrates. If we do not receive the necessary fuel in the form of whole food carbohydrates (fruits and veggies), our body will CONTINUALLY ask for it. We experience this as cravings.

2) Examine your emotional need. What is it that your are feeling or needing to change? Maybe you’re tired and want a “pick me up”. Maybe you are experiencing strong emotions and want to “chill out” from them. Slow down and pay attention to what is really going on.

3) Delay. If you are craving your favorite food, put it aside. After you have either eaten your fruit or taken a nap or called a friend to vent or exercised or meditated, then see if you still have your craving. If your energy needs are taken care of through proper nutrition and if your emotional needs are taken care of through self-care, you probably will find it easy to say NO to that thing you really don’t want to eat. If this resonates with you, please take the time to watch the following video >>> Top Tips for Dealing with Emotional Eating.

 

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Dr. Rozalind Graham, one of my favorite authors on this topic, is interviewed specifically on emotional eating and staying on track with your nutritional and health goals.

 

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