Do you ever get those uncontrollable late night cravings for junk food, ice cream, sweets, bread or coffee?
Oh boy, I hope I am not alone when I say that sometimes I can eat a whole bag of onion and cream chips in one sitting. Anyway, having said that, lately I've been trying to listen to my body more. So, I found a way to substitute those junk cravings with healthier options that actually help my body instead of giving it a quick and empty calorie fix.
Supposedly, the reason we crave certain unhealthy things is because we are likely missing something essential from our diet.
For example when we crave...
- chocolate - we actually need magnesium that we can find in nuts, seeds and cucumber.
- coffee - we need macronutrients, phosphorus or iron that is easily found in seafood, milk, turkey, garlic or broccoli.
- sweet and sugar-y stuff - that means we need to eat more superfoods like blueberries.
- carbohydrates like bread - we are probably low on proteins like eggs and fish oil.
- burger or meat - means we probably have a deficiency in B12 or iron and we need to pack up on healthy fats found in avocado, coconut or olive oil.
- and salt - we need salt but not table salt, more like natural sea salt found in leafy greens or berries since we are more likely to have manganese deficiency.
How interesting, isn't it? So next time instead of reaching for my usual bag of chips, I am going to have a handful of berries or a salad made of greens. Thoughts? What's your craving?
P.S: Vegan before 6pm?
P.P.S: Breakfating and 200 calories.
(via Sarah - TotalBeauty)