Week 2: Foods for sleep. 😴
Week 3: Foods for energy.
Week 4: Foods for immunity.
Week 5: Foods for mood.
This week: Foods for CRAVINGS.
Here are 4 foods I keep in my kitchen for CRAVING CONTROL…
A study in the Nutrition Journal found eating protein 🍳 at breakfast (13-35 grams) can help control cravings later in the day. Protein at breakfast increases homovanillic acid, which is associated w/ higher dopamine levels. More dopamine means more satisfaction & fewer cravings.Pro-tips: Enjoy an adult breakfast kit made w/ eggs. Or try one of these 6 scramble bowl combos.
Vegan swap: Chickpea scramble.😘2. VINEGAR
Research suggests the acetic acid in vinegar keeps food in your stomach longer, so you’ll naturally feel more satisfaction & fewer cravings.
Also on a personal note, I find the sour flavor resets my taste buds to crave less sweets! 🍭
Bad bacteria in our gut may cause cravings by changing our taste buds, influencing our hormones, and hijacking signals to our brain.
Gain control of cravings by building the GOOD bacteria in your gut w/ probiotic foods such as sauerkraut. Pro-tips: Add a kraut shot each day. And be sure to buy unpasteurized versions since pasteurization kills good bacteria.
4. CINNAMON TEA
Research suggests cinnamon mimics sweetness on your tongue. So eating it may satisfy a sweet craving without sugar. 😜
Pro-tips: Satisfy your sweet tooth anytime of day w/ a cup of cinnamon tea.*
Bonus Craving Buster Delay, don’t deprive. If there’s something you crave, don’t tell yourself you can’t have it. Instead, promise yourself you’ll wait awhile, and if you truly want it later it will be yours.💫
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