Food cravings and how to deal with them.
Do you get cravings?
Got a big sweet tooth?
Let's talk about it and how to deal with them.
This is one of the most common barriers I face with clients. How do I deal with my sweet tooth? Or any cravings for that matter.
Well here are 3 simple tips that will help.
Eat your FATS! Use avocados, nuts, seeds, oils such as coconut, eggs andsalmon. Fats help stabilise your blood sugar and often the blood sugar fluctuations cause cravings. Fats with meals also slow digestion, which again will leave you feeling fuller. Start your day with a higher fat meal as most of my clients get that sweet tooth or cravings later in the day or evening.
Eat some CARBS! In your pre/post-workout meal. Not only to help stabilise blood sugar levels. but also to replace what was lost in your session (glycogen) I am big fan of having something sweet post-workout to crush those cravings, I like cereal, so something like coco pops or corn flakes with whey or vegan protein powder mixed with almond milk.
Eat CARBS before bed. Not only will you look forward to this carb meal, but also slow-releasing carbohydrates raises your levels of serotonin, which helps you chill and unwind. Ohh last bit! Have some chocolate before bed. Not a Mars Bar “sorry” Dark chocolate (over 80% cocoa) Dark chocolate is loaded with minerals such as magnesium and iron, and it’s rich in antioxidants. I personally use the Lindt 90% cocoa option. Heaven!
Stay positive and remember your why,