Acknowledging Cravings

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in tips | 3 comments

Acknowledge your cravings and what to avoid:

  • Avoid processed sugars and products made with process sugars. When you crave sweets try eating sweet veggies such as sweet potato, red bell pepper, corn and carrots.  Substitute brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup, stevia or agave for processed sugars; and yes that includes brown sugars.  When eating baked goods look for ones made with whole grains and sweetened with fruit juice.
  • Recognize your cravings and try these alternatives:
    • If you’re craving Salt: high-quality sea salt (just a dash on your food)
    • If you’re craving Bitter: Dark leafy greens
    • If you’re craving Pungent: ginger, cayenne, scallions, onions, garlic, pepper
    • If you’re craving Spicy: Cayenne, hot chili oil
    • If you’re craving Creamy: oatmeal, porridge
    • If you’re craving Crunchy: carrot sticks, whole grain pretzels or natural baked chips
    • If you’re craving Liquid: WATER!
    • If you’re craving Crispy & Dry: Rice Cakes or Sesame Sticks

3 Comments

  1. I was wondering where you found the recommended daily value for sugar? There is no nationally recognized daily value right?

    Thanks!

  2. Sorry, I indented to put this on the post about sugar.

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