Master Cravings with Minerals – Another common cause of sugar cravings is a deficiency of nutrients and minerals in your body. Eating foods that are high in the minerals magnesium, chromium, and zinc can keep your blood sugar levels more stable, and subsequently reduce sugar cravings. Magnesium-rich foods include dark leafy greens, raw cacao, seafood, chlorella, nuts and seeds, brown rice, legumes, quinoa, and avocado. You obtain chromium from foods such as broccoli, eggs, romaine lettuce, raw onions, green beans, fresh tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples. Zinc is abundant in pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, pastured eggs, oysters, beef, lamb, chicken, spinach, beans, mushrooms, and whole grains.
Fuel with Fat and Protein First - Eating healthy fats and proteins at the beginning of meals is an effective way to satisfy hunger and curb sugar cravings. Because protein and fats digest slowly, they keep your blood sugar stable and help you feel fuller for longer than refined carbs and sugars. In contrast, simple carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, rice, and processed foods raise blood sugar quickly with a subsequent drop that leaves you hungry and wanting more. Consume healthy omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA) from wild-caught fish and pasture-raised eggs and choose proteins like chicken, grass-fed beef, bison, chickpeas, and lentils.
If you’re not quite sure where to start, schedule your complimentary AUMazing Body consultation with one of our expert Boston personal trainers.
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