WINNING THE LOSING GAME: Say Goodbye to Food Cravings

March 10th, 2017

Get rid of food cravings and lose weight the healthy way.

Food is NOT the enemy especially when you can make delicious low fat favorites!

Without food, there is no life. Too often, when learning to live a healthy lifestyle, fear rears its ugly head and we worry about what if I can never have chocolate french fries wedding cakeBBQ donuts hamburgers

You get my drift. You can fill in the blanks with your own favorite foods. This article is about food cravings, and Id like to start off by saying we often crave what we fear we cant have.

HAVE YOU BEEN RULED BY FEAR?

Thats the psychological craving we experience. Heres the good news; with a little creativity, you can healthfully enjoy most of the types of foods youve always loved.

  • Want chocolate? OK. We can have healthy, low fat chocolate desserts.
  • How about french fries? Not a problem. Ill show you how to make scrump-dil-eee-is-cious, low fat oven baked french fries!
  • What about wedding cake? A wedding cake has to be really special, right? Well, I havent had the need to make one yet, but I know others who have and theyve been fabu!
  • What about one of my all-time favorite foods gooey, sticky, finger-licken good, BBQ? Can we have that? Yes, of course! Thats an easy one! In fact, Ill share some taste treats so delish that youll want to have your friends over just to have a BBQ and I promise you no one will guess theyre low fat and healthy!
  • Donuts?  Yep!  Ive got some GREAT oven baked donut recipes that will knock your socks off.  Your life will never be the same!
  • Hamburgers?  Yes yes yes!  Well, of course, theyll probably be turkey burgers or veggie burgers, but youre gonna love them!  They have all the trimmings and fixings to become your new favorites!

You see, my friends, there are many foods that we psychologically crave and the good news is, if you stick around this blog long enough, youll find oodles and oodles of delicious recipes that will fulfill each and every one of your mouth desires.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CRAVINGS

But theres a completely other kind of craving I want to address in this post and thats the physiological craving.

The truth is, as an obese person, I was completely unaware that SOME or MANY of my cravings were probably being caused because of the lack of balanced nutrition in my body.

When the body lacks certain vital elements, it craves quick fixes in an attempt to bring it into balance. Of course, the quick fixes dont work for long and so the cravings go on and on.

I THOUGHT I WAS OUT OF CONTROL!

The fact is, I was out of balance. See how hard we can be on ourselves.

Heres what you need to know

The reason behind food cravings can be as simple as not eating the right balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates which your body needs in order to function optimally.

Cravings can also be a sign of vitamin or mineral deficiency.

WHAT YOUR BODY REALLY WANTS

Here is a list of a few common cravings and what nutrients the body may need.

Craving… What your body may really need… Healthy food options that have it…
Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, fruits, legumes
Bread, toast Nitrogen High protein foods, nuts, beans
Sweets ChromiumCarbon
Phosphorus
Sulfur

Tryptophan

Broccoli, grapes, dried beans, fruits
nuts
Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Fatty/oily foods Calcium Broccoli, kale, sesame seeds. turnip greens,
Alcohol Protein
Avenin
Calcium
Glutamine
Potassium
Nuts
Oatmeal
Broccoli, kale, sesame seeds. turnip greens
Spinach, parsley, cabbage, beans
Bitter greens, seaweed, apricots, bananas
Coffee / tea Phosphorus Sodium Chloride (salt)
Iron
Whole grains, legumes, fruit, nuts
Sea salt, apple cider vinegar
Seaweed, greens, black cherries
Carbonated drinks (ie. Coke) Calcium Broccoli, kale, sesame seeds. turnip greens
Salty foods Chloride sea salt
General overeating Zinc
Silicon
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Leafy vegetables
Nuts and seeds
Raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Oranges, green vegetables, red fruits
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Eating Raw Foods Info

Interesting post. I like the chart of cravings and healthy substitutes.

I agree that when we have a craving for something, we can always find a healthy alternative instead. I wanted pizza, so I made sprouted grain english muffin pizzas with veggie cheese and a healthy tomato sauce. They were really good!

I have found that the more I eat like this, the less I crave any real junk food. Im thankful for that!
.-= Eating Raw Foods Infos last blog ..Raw Foods – Are You in This Alone? =-.

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Ill be checking out your blog. Ive been interested in raw foods, not as a complete way of life, but as healthy alternatives. I even went to the Living Light Institute in California for lunch and it was AMAZING! Bought the cookbook, but have been afraid to really delve into it.

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