CRAVINGS CAN BE A SYMPTOM OF HUNDREDS OF UNDERLYING CAUSES.
Although hormones takes first place; it could also be:
Not enough good fats in your diet
I do talk about this with groups A LOT! Because we strip back the snacks and inflammatory foods from their diets, the body starts responding to new eating habits and the second guessing sets in.
So…….Have a back up plan !
Whilst the new habits are settling in we must have a strategy to combat those vulnerable moments when CRAVINGS set in.
They can get INSANE!!!!!
Are you starting to notice sugar cravings?
Are you thinking/dreaming about highly palatable food?
It's very normal.
At the beginning you really notice your body start to go through a withdrawal.
YOU may even feel shaky, headaches and low energy.
What To Do
1: Are you adequately hydrated? Drink more water today.
2: Try Frozen fruit like frozen mango, Frozen Forest fruits,
3: Are you eating enough protein and plenty of veggies.
4:Are you eating enough good fats?
5:Go for a walk and get some sunshine, vitamin D, get out with nature.
AND my personal PRO tips?
-Never skip a refeed day (more on this in November when we do bephotoshootreadyforxmas)
-Never skip a cheat meal
-Never feel starving (a little hungry is fine)
-Never RESTRICT always change the perspective to (WHATS IMPORTANT)
OH and there will be good days and bad days
but never 2 days breaking the chain
We mess up once NEVER twice!
Don’t give in - What to do when craving but not hungry:
I challenge you to write down a "go to" you will promise to do INSTEAD of reaching out for food (when not hungry) this week?
Examples: message a friend / take a bath / read a book / get your meal prep done / do the laundry ……
Write it down on a POST IT and stick it on your fridge or pantry!
”I AM NOT HUNGRY!”
Hope this helps someone today!