I know that food cravings are so frustrating when trying to lose weight, get healthy, and clean up your diet. The first few weeks of eating healthy food can be the toughest.Cravings are a big reason we fall off the wagon, we just can’t fight them and give into temptations…which leads us to just give up.
Don’t let cravings derail your weight loss progress, you can fight a craving, with a healthy food swap!
Check out these top craved foods, and the healthy food swap you can make.
If you are constantly thinking of that Hersey’s bar, your body might be telling you it needs magnesium!
Healthy food swap: almonds, pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Healthy, tasty, and satisfying!
2. Sugar-filled foods
If your sweet tooth is running high, there could be a few culprits to blame. Chromium is one of them.
Healthy food swap: broccoli, grapes and chicken.
Phosphorous is another option.
Healthy food swap: chicken or beef, fatty fish like wild-caught salmon, eggs, veggies or nuts.
Sulfur is the last suspect.
Healthy food swap: cranberries, cauliflower or cabbage.
Cover all your bases, make a spinach and kale salad with cranberries, nuts, and chicken.
If you are thinking of bread, pizza, and pasta…you have carbs on the brain. The best solution? Reach for some protein.
Protein will keep you full, satisfied, and help you fight those cravings.
Healthy food swap? wild-caught salmon, chicken, almonds, or a easy protein shake.
4. Oily foods
If you are dreaming of greasy fries and chips, you might be low in calcium.
Healthy food swap: dark leafy greens, milk
5. Salty foods
If you can’t get enough salt you could have a few issues going on. Either you are dehydrated, or you have a chloride or silicon deficiency. Make sure you are drinking at least a 1/2 gallon of water a day, even more if you are sweating a lot.
Healthy food swap: celery, nuts or seeds
Once you learn to eat the right foods to give your body the healthy balance it needs, cravings will get easier. You will start to crave water, fruits, protein, and healthy foods.