Eat well. Be well.

Health News, Supplements

Are Your Cravings Screaming?

 Here are a few tips to help you.

Bottom line:

Eat a healthy breakfast. Eat lunch. Eat dinner.

  1. Always include enough protein, a healthy fat and a vegetables at each meal and snack.
  2. Keep your blood sugar balanced to help control cravings!
  3. Sometimes we mistake the “I’m thirsty” signal for “I’m hungry” – – – keep up with your water and drink a big glass of water when you first get a hunger signal.

Breakfast (or lunch) ideas.

Tired of eating eggs and sauteed veggies every day?

Try precooked organic sausage with sweet potatoes and veggies sautéed in a pan with butter.

Eating dinner foods for breakfast is a great option. Left over steak or chicken will heat quickly in a pan with vegetables and coconut oil.

What about tuna salad, crab cakes or sardines! Before you think “NOPE!” try mashing sardines with Primal mayonnaise (or make your own mayo version from avocado oil or olive oil).

Chicken salad is an easy breakfast too. Chop leftover chicken with one chopped egg, mix with a quality mayo and Real Salt. Add chopped celery if you like.

Many of these ingredients are cheaper from Thrive.

Don’t forget your greens in a smoothie with Spirulina, spinach or kale, berries and coconut milk!

Supplements

L-glutamine

For cravings try 1 tsp of L-glutamine powder (4500 mg) up to twice a day in a glass of water (or if cravings chase you all day, try 1/2 tsp in a glass of water up to 4 times a day). Nora Gedgaudas wrote, “The brain can use L-glutamine in lieu of glucose while metabolic conversions to fat and ketone burning over sugar burning are taking place.”

Alternatively L-glutamine can be placed directly under the tongue for fast action. 1/2 tsp 2-4 times a day.

“Cravings will go away in about 10 minutes if you take 1000 milligrams of L-glutamine,” predicts nutritionally trained Fred Pescatore, MD.

L-glutamine is also great for muscle recovery post-workout and healing the lining of the gut.

Chromium

Chromium is a trace mineral that is important for diabetes and for people with cravings. Chromium has been shown to help the body metabolize sugars properly.

100 – 200 mcg before each meal helps keep blood sugar stable and reduces carb cravings.

80% of us are chromium deficient!  Studies have shown that a deficiency of chromium can contribute to a high cholesterol.

Top 3 benefits of chromium:

  1. stops sweet cravings
  2. balances blood sugar
  3. improves cholesterol

For more info on chromium, read the book Diabetes without Drugs by Suzy Cohen, RPh, or Sugar Shock by Connie Bennett and Fred Pescatore, MD

 Gymnema

Nora Gedgaudas writes in her book about switching from being a sugar-burner to a fat-burner and using Gymnema in high doses as “training wheels.”

Gedgaudas:

  • The additional use of 4,000-8,000 mg, three times per day of the herb Gymnema sylvestre can improve insulin sensitivity and utterly kill carb cravings in almost anyone.
  • I see both L-glutamine and Gymnema as essentially temporary “bicycle training wheels” for that “sugar burning” to “fat burning” metabolism transition period.

Wolfberry NingXia Red

Wolfberry balances the pancreas and is a detoxifier and cleanser. NingXia Wolfberry puree comprises 50% of the super supplement drink called NingXia Red. As a super antioxidant, it has unsurpassed ability to absorb the bad free radicals and deliver nutrients to support your body. Read more here.

4586Slique Essence – Add to drinking water

Slique (\ˈslēk\) Essence combines grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea with stevia extract in a unique blend that supports healthy weight management goals.

These ingredients work together to help control hunger, especially when used in conjunction with Slique Meal Replacement Shakes and Slique CitraSlim capsules.

Ocotea essential oil (found in Slique Essence) adds an irresistible, cinnamon-like aroma to help control hunger and cravings.

How to Use Slique Essence

Shake vigorously before use.

Dietary Supplement: Add 2-4 drops to 4-6 oz. of your favorite beverage or water. Use as needed throughout the day whenever hungry. Get yours today!

Peppermint

Take a drop of peppermint on the tongue or in water 30 minutes before meals or as cravings hit.

 

Ready to get started with NingXia Red, Slique Essence, and Peppermint?

I recommend getting the starter kit!

Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles/freedigitalphoto.net

Recommended

Leave a Comment