14 March 2014

Health | Cut Those Cravings

So I'm sat at my desk and all I can think about is a big packet of crispy, salty Kettlechips

I'm sure you have all had that feeling, when you feel like you can't go on unless you satisfy that craving. But then the angel on your shoulder wakes up and reminds you that you're eating clean for that holiday in the summer...

Decisions, get rid of the craving or stay healthy?

Well I've been doing some reading and, you can thank me later, you can now do both!

Below are your cravings translated into what they really mean, and how you can bust them without relapsing into junk food!


Craving Sweets? Feeling tired or under-the-weather?
Your body needs Chromium (involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism and enhances the actions of insulin) eat Grapes, Broccoli, Cheese or Chicken! Here is a great recipe that involves Cheese and Chicken. Mmmm...

Craving Crisps? Feeling stiff or sore?
Your body needs Calcium (which helps grow strong bones and regulates muscle contractions), eat Cheese, Legumes and Sesame seeds to combat those cravings!

Craving Chocolate? Feeling anxious or tired?
You need more Magnesium in your life! Get it by eating Nuts, Seeds, Fish and Leafy Greens.

Craving Bread? Feeling fatigued?
You need more Nitrogen (this makes proteins in your DNA, muscles, blood and hair) You can get it from amino acids in protein rich food so boost your levels by eating Fish, Meat, Nuts and Beans!

Craving Fizzy Drinks? Feeling irritable or achey?
You need Calcium! Eat Cheese, Broccoli or Kale to boost your levels!

If you need some inspiration on how to work these foods into your diet check out my recipes - I cook with these everyday (ignore the cakes).

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