The year is 2006, before baby Bri understood her insatiable urges to double fist Haribo gummies & Sour Jellies were insights into her emotional health. It’s before she learned that cravings could tell us about nutrient status or gut health & be solved by simply eating ENOUGH on a regular basis (#restrictandbinge were lyfe, baby).
Demonizing sugar isn’t the answer OR a solution because it doesn’t address why our brains are fixated in the first place. Rather, learning how to decipher messages from our bodies is THE way to health & food freedom.
Today, I'm sharing a powerful checklist that can help you eliminate cravings and allow you the freedom to enjoy treats because you WANT to, not because you NEED to.
Are you nutrient deficient?
Lacking certain nutrients (poor content in foods, variation, etc), sends alarm bells that often appear as cravings.
Are you under-consuming?
Imbalance in macros, esp. extended periods of low-fat or low-carb, leads to cravings, resistant bodyfat, decreased performance in the gym, hormonal imbalances, & more.
Are your cravings emotion-driven?
Food is tied to culture, background, & early reward systems…pretending we don’t have some emotional ties to food is shortsighted. We often need to take time to heal our relationships with food, a crucial step.
Is your gut out of whack?
Gut microbiome helps determine nutrient levels & sends messages to our brain. Since bad bacteria feed on sugar, an imbalance in our guts can lead to more/less desire for sweets