5 Solutions to Curb Cravings

Ah Cravings! Those glorious, yet not so glorious temptations. Where do you tend to gravitate towards when you're being called to the temptation zone?

Cookie Jar...
Chip Drawer...
Wine Cabinet...
Ice Cream in the Freezer....
Bread Basket....
Soda Vending Machine....
Cheese Drawer....

Tracy's Tip: 5 Solutions to Curb Cravings

Sweets
Common Culprits: Baked Goods, Candy, Sugary Drinks and Ice Cream, Popsicles, and other frozen treats. 

Simple Step: Eat Protein before you decide to indulge. It can curb the craving.

Salt
Common Culprits: Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn, Crackers, Table Salt, Soups, Condiments, and other snack foods.

Simple Step: Drink a glass of water with lemon before you dip your hand into that bag or sprinkle more salt on your food. Many times when we crave salt we are dehydrated. The lemon also aids the digestive system to work more efficiently.

Starchy Carbs
Common Culprits: Pastas and Breads

Simple Step: Try to eat vegetables with a protein before you indulge in the carbs, especially leafy greens. You can also try a smoothie with protein powder and greens powder. Most of the time when we crave carbs our body is telling us we are hungry and didn't get the nutrients we needed. Unfortunately our body cannot be that specific except to say "hungry."

Dairy
Common Culprits: Cheese and Milk

Simple Step: Wean off it. Have one less slice of cheese, sprinkle less cheese on that lasagna. Dairy is generally a genetic/childhood craving. It is what our parents fed us, or what our culture ate. Also, you can try other forms of cheeses made with Rice or Plants. I like Daiya brand.

Drinks
Common Culprits: Soda (diet or regular), Wine, Beer, Juices, Energy Drinks, and Coffee

Simple Step: Drink a water in replacement of caffeine beverage; Drink a sip of alcohol and put down your drink after every sip; Enjoy fruit in your water in replacement of sweetened beverages; Make a spritzer with club soda and small amount of fruit juice to kick soda; Enjoy your juice diluted; Try Zevia Soda brand to wean off of soda.


Which Cravings do you struggle with the most? Where can you start to implement the step this week?

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