Just finished my morning workout and thought would share with you some of what I’ve experienced while using Dax’s Elimination Diet and exercises.
Know there are times we may get those cravings that can slow or halt our progress.
Today I want to talk about some yummy foods which help you control your cravings. This is important because, let’s face it, you will NEVER be able to stick to any eating program if cravings are driving you CRAZY.
What’s more, some cravings can actually be caused because your body is not getting the nutrients it needs from the foods you are eating. Your brain ends up sending “hunger signals” to get you to eat in hopes that you will eat nutritious food. But many people don’t… so the cycle repeats. Bad foods = cravings for more food = eating more bad food = more cravings = lots of BELLY FAT.
Your body deserves top quality treatment—think nothing but the best. You definitely do not want to be filling your body with fillers, additives, and more processed junk than you’d find at the local garbage dumb.
You want to be putting quality nutrients into the body that not only satisfy its nutrient needs but also cure those cravings permanently. When you eat right, cravings will decrease dramatically.
So which foods should you favor?
Yup, that’s right, a fatty food. But this fat is a good fat and these are loaded with two vital nutrients that will quickly kill belly fat: fiber and monounsaturated fats. These little suckers keep you full for hours.
#2 Nut Butters
Peanut butter and almond butter are loaded with monounsatured fats that can stave off hunger and provide valuable nutrition. Just be sure that it’s natural nut butter because the regular grocery store versions are filled with sugar and trans fats.
Need a quick breakfast solution? Look no further than to eggs. Loaded with protein, vitamin B6, V12, A, D, E, and K, as well as folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, you simply cannot go wrong. Choose free range chickens whenever possible and the nutritional benefits will be amplified.
#4 Dark Chocolate
More good news. That chocolate craving that you have, it too can be satisfied. Dark chocolate is actually a powerful source of antioxidants and it contains a natural “fat burner” called theobromine that will increase the rate of fat burning that takes place in the body. Stick to a few squares after a healthy meal to crush those chocolate cravings.
Another great breakfast food you can’t go wrong with. If you want to cure the mid-morning craving attack, start your day off with oats. Oats are a very good source of wholesome fiber and contain no sugar at all so will keep your blood sugar levels on a nice even keel.
Mix in a little cinnamon for further blood sugar control support and to reduce belly fat and you’ve got a perfect way to start your day.
Black berries and raspberries provide a great way to settle down sugar cravings. What’s more, their high fiber content keeps you feeling full while the antioxidants and vitamins improve your health.
#7 Wild Salmon
Last but not least, don’t forget about salmon. Another food that’s jam packed with protein and healthy omega fatty acids and that will help squash those cravings and keep your blood sugar balance in check. Eat this in the evening with some wholesome vegetables and you can kiss your cravings good bye for the night.
That’s 7 foods right there, but don’t forget about veggies and beans. Both are backed with nutrition and fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Be sure to eat these daily.
Enjoy while Controlling that Craving !!