Are you a hopeless carbohydrate addict?
Let’s conquer these cravings once and for all…..
I drove over to my parents home the a few weeks ago for dinner. I arrived
early, and asked my mother if I could help her finish preparing dinner. The
smell of mom’s pot roast in the oven really got my mouth watering and I
couldn’t wait for dinner.
She sent me to the pantry to retrieve some honey, I opened the pantry and was
amazed at what I saw. Of course their was the standard pantry fare, but many
other items were lurking in that pantry. Here were a few: crackers, cookies,
potato chips, tortilla chips, oatmeal crème pies, white bread, sun chips,
frosted corn flake cereal, pop tarts, and popcorn. No kidding, these were all
in her pantry.
I asked my mother if she ate these items often. She said, “Yes, I’m hungry
all the time so I just snack on the stuff all day”. She said she eats three
meals a day, but gets hungry so she snacks on crackers, chips, etc., then an
hour or so later she is hungry again, so she eats more snacks.
The carbohydrate frenzy-trigger foods
Eating the fore mentioned types of carbohydrates all day will make anyone
hungry and crave food every hour or so. You see, eating these types of snacks
causes our blood sugar to spike and fall very rapidly, triggering our body to
crave more food all day long. It’s a viscous cycle with no end. This type of
cycle not only sets up our body for weight gain but the possibility of
diabetes and a whole host health problems.
How to conquer these carb cravings once and for all
By reading this article I know you are motivated enough to stop these cravings
Here are some free tips to get you on your way to healthy eating and craving
1. Eat three balanced (protein, carbohydrate, fat) meals a day plus two
healthy snacks. This stabilizes blood sugar, reduces cravings, turbo charges
your metabolism (your body will naturally burn more calories), and helps you
with weight loss.
2. Spend some time in your pantry and even your refrigerator. Pitch all the
cookies, crackers, white bread, chips, store bought fruit juices, etc.. These
foods have no nutritional value, only empty calories that will no doubt cause
you to gain crave more foods and gain weight faster.
3. Eat healthy snacks such as protein shakes, nuts, fruit, veggies with dip,
etc. At each snack eat a small portion of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
These healthy foods have a positive impact on your body. They give your body
vital nutrients, and most importantly, stop the cravings. You’ll feel better,
and won’t be as tired during the day.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Limit your amount of caffeine. I know, I sure love drinking a cup of
coffee first thing in the morning. If you are a caffeine addict, meaning you
drink three cups or more of caffeine a day, try to cut it back to one or two.
As far as cravings go, caffeine sure gives our bodies a jolt and can make us
feel good and even more alert, but after that initial jolt and you “come back
down” your body will either crave more caffeine or carbohydrates.
6. The ultimate goal is to eat healthy foods, which in turn give our bodies
proper nutrition, which in turn makes us feel better. But this can take
time. If you are used to eating junk food, and always craving food, don’t
worry. Start out slow if you have to. Your body will take time to adjust to
a new way of eating. You may even feel lousy for a few days or even a week,
while your body adjusts to the healthy foods. But in the end, you will feel
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