Are you counting the days to your next sleep in? Do you feel exhausted and the only thing that will make you feel better is sugar or chocolate or a (another) glass of wine? Roll on Easter!
- Fatigue. I just need to have a holiday or catch up on sleep, or switch off from technology. Need coffee to get me going in the morning and in the afternoon I need a sweet snack.
- Diet. I snack on too many processed foods; once I eat bread, carbs or sugar I just can’t stop. Ditto with wine.
- Nutritional deficiency. Maybe I am deficient in some vitamins and minerals.
- Stress. When I’m tense or anxious I turn to sugar and comfort foods to calm me.
- Candida and digestive issues. I have a history of thrush, gut problems and sugar cravings.
- It’s hormonal. I mostly have sugar cravings before my period.
- Lack of exercise. I know it’s good but I just don’t have the energy or the time 🙁
- Eat 3 meals a day, NO snacks. Have some good quality fat and protein with meals like avocado, EVOO, nuts and seeds, grass fed meats, wild caught fish (canned is OK) and eggs to keep your blood sugar stable. Increase your fasting window by eating satisfying meals and extending the time between meals to 4 plus hours during the day, and overnight 12-14 hours.
- Take a magnesium supplement, B complex, or do a hair analysis or routine blood test to reveal any signs of deficiency like iron or vitamin B12 so you know what to supplement.
- Reduce cravings and support digestion with wholefood Probiotic Foods that contains absorbable vitamins and minerals and prebiotics in a natural food package, certified organic. Beneficial bacteria help break down food to release energy as well as produce vitamins and support the immune system.
- Boost your energy with exercise as research suggests. Move your body with an activity you love, and even if you don’t feel like it, take a short walk, bounce on a mini tramp or dance in your living room. Then decide if you still want something sweet; chances are the cravings have gone.
- Turn off wifi, banish Netflix, phones and computers and just have a digital detox for a day. Play some board games, read a book and have a couple of early nights.