Cravings , cravings cravings ..
annoying and or baffling ..
but they’re actually our bodies way of balancing itself nutritionally .. either when we have too much of something E.g when we have a salty meal we crave water for hydration as salt dehydrates the body , same goes for certain nutrients. we also crave when we have deficiencies ..like when you’re desperate for a fry up .. your body is craving either fats (not the naughty ones) or protein eggs and meats .. so look out for cravings .. because they can mean the following .. with a little help from Intergrative Nutrition Book you can get Online here
Chips, crisps , fry ups , meats .. or dem colourless things
other than the fact im pretty sure McDonalds is 50% food stuff and 50% crack cocaine … its usually a mineral deficiency – our bodies crave the minerals in sea salt and although normal salt gives the taste satisfaction .. its been stripped of its minerals , so you will never satisfy that reason behind the craving unless you replace those minerals
COUNTERACT IT :
leafy green vegetables , seaweed salads , Himalayan sea salt (tiny bit guys ) or mineral supplements if its something that reoccurs
Icecream , yogurt, milky , even oils or creamy dressings
When craving something creamy, consider if you’ve had a lot of bread, crack- ers or other baked flour products recently. When eaten in excess, these foods create feelings of dryness and stagnation, and can also make us feel stuck, hard and irritable. When we reach that state of imbalance, we very often crave creamy, relaxing foods, such as ice cream, milk products or oily foods.*
Try eat- ing porridge made from whole grains, such as amaranth or brown rice. You can also make cream of broccoli soup, or cream of watercress soup, and use oatmeal rather than cream to get the consistency you desire. *
Coffee & Beer
this is usually a craving that occurs from digestion problems .. yep .. tum tum probs , as naturally bitter foods actually cut through a slugish digestive track and get sh*t moving .. literally (sorry )
COUNTERACT IT :
try eating dark leafy greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, arugula, kale and collards. These greens will unblock stag- nant organs and promote healthy assimilation and elimination. *
ahh this sweet F*cker
Donuts, sweets , pastries .. honestly do i have to list sweet things?? we’re not retarded .. basically everything processed, resembling funfair food or pretty coloured … dammit
its an ENERGY THING , sugars are the easiest processed nutrient into energy .. therefore our bodies will look for it .. hence after work sweet TOOF!
Its An Emotional Thing.. because sugar produces more insulin which helps tryptophan go to the brain , thus increasing serotonin (the happy chemical)
Emotionally you have to deal with that.. i cant help … but spikes in your blood sugar levels by eating refined sugar will actually deplete your serotonin further .. so its a vicious cycle …. basically pinpoint the emotional reason and deal with it without food . hard but what am i supposed to say .. get a shrink basically
The problem is that the more refined the sugar e.g white sugar , high fructose corn syrup (and agave sorry foodies ) makes the bodies blood glucose spike.. so we get a surge of energy and then a quick fall .. we then continue to do this throughout the day .. so its long chained sugar intake thats required to stop this sugar monster , which is found in fruits and veg because fructose (fruit sugar) is accompanied by water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, so it assimilates into the body slowly and with ease
so allow for unrefined sugars or naturally occurring sugars , like fruits and sweet vegetables like pumpkin , carrots, parsnips etc .. natural sweeteners like stevia , yacon and maple syrup , coconut sugar .
Dates are amazing because they taste fudgy and delicious and will satisfy that taste but still have the fiber needed to make them slow releasing
ALSO QUALITY MATTERS .. instead of shitty chocolate .. by ridiculously expensive RAW ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE .. because you will feel so guilty you spent so much on it .. you wont inhale it .. and it has health benefits
hot tamales (remember when Mariah Carey use to say that just mid way through sentences .. she was cray )
but Hot Spicy cravings …
Spicy Curries , Pizza, Mexican food … basically all that dirty food , Or even just dousing everything in Tabasco Sauce.. i know someone who travels with it , and has been know to withdraw from pocket at the most amazing times ..
Too Much Cholesterol & Fat in the diet
similarly with bitter foods spicy foods aid digestion by cutting through that stagnation. spices like Cayenne and chillies also speed up metabolic rate , which if you have high cholesterol or a high saturated fat diet .. your metabolic rate tends to be sluggish (ey fatty!) as well as aiding in circulation , spices are actually amazing for people with bad circulation … but its the forms it comes in which aren’t .. indian spices are great , but become obsolete when you’re eating them in a curry that has more saturated fat that a tub of Haagen Dazs (thats for real .. like actually )
People can crave The Spice O’ Life if they have a low vitality diet as well.bland or repetitive .. spice literally is craved to liven up the energy of the body and its spoken about vastly in Ayurvedic Medicine ( so if you always crave it like my tabasco friend, its good to read up on )
COUNTERACT IT :
like i said spices are great, craving them all the time is a sign you’re out of balance so make sure you eat clean and lean and sprinkling tumeric, cayenne, indian spice blends, chilly flakes are all great and should hit the spot .
- How to Get Rid of a Craving Using Oatmeal (weightloss.answers.com)
- How to Stop Sugar Cravings For Good (debbiestrauch.wordpress.com)
- Sugar Detox Challenge- Round Two (mommyrunfast.com)
- Food (jessicawabbit19.wordpress.com)
- Sweet Suicide: Sugar Deadlier than Drugs and Just as Addictive (activistpost.com)
- Curb Your Afternoon Cravings (massageenvy.com)
- Why You Crave Sugary Foods Even if They Taste Like Crap (namelessmag.jasunni.com)