Cravings also occur when your body is needing certain nutrients or energy. Salty cravings are connected to your adrenals. Starchy/Sugary usually because you are tired and your body needs glucose. Savory - your body may be asking for building blocks = protein. Chocolate and icecream and giant bowls of pasta actually raise your brains level of happy chemicals like dopamine, so how can we get the chemicals our brain needs without binging? Trial and error I think =)
There are emotional cravings yes, but there are also nutritional cravings. Just be listening to what you body is asking for and how it reacts when you give it what it wants.
Fresh lemonade is good
Tomatoes with lots of yellow mustard
I keep gluten free bread in my freezer and toast a piece with butter.
Corn thins/Rice cake with cream cheese or laughing cow
Sometimes a piece of meat, like chicken is good with extra salt.
Frozen grapes or pineapple or blueberries
Carrots and cucumbers with ranch.
Sometimes simply a tablespoon of cold salted butter helps me stay on track.
A ounce or two of cheese with fruit... that's dangerous too though for me.
Popcorn with stevia sprinkled on top.
Corn chips and salsa.
Unsweetened cocoa powder with stevia or xylitol for hot chocolate fix.
Every few weeks I make a grain free gluten free dessert sweetened with birtch sugar and keep it in the freezer for when I just NEED something yummy. That helps too.
Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 7/14/2013 (12:58)
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