Mom Tip Of The Day: How To Fight The Sugar Cravings
I just got back from the Jersey Shore. I tried to eat as healthy as possible! I swear I really did….yet I still found myself eating pizza, ice cream and hoagies. It’s the shore for goodness sake! Now that I am back home, I turned to amazing coach for moms Rachel Feldman to stop feeling bloated, decrease my fatigue and get back into summer shape!
Excerpts from renowned Life and Nutrition Coach Rachel Feldman‘s Enews:
Craving sugar is something I don’t usually talk about much, and I think most of us, like myself, fear the cravings.
This time of year, I’m reminded of when I was younger, and I’d visit the Jersey Shore. I’d get to indulge in ice cream, funnel cakes, frozen yogurt, and cotton candy.
I didn’t think my childhood eating habits could ever lay the foundation for the cravings I deal with now. I’m 40, and I still get these sugar cravings even while knowing all I do about how sugar is so toxic. I am an emotional eater and work hard to keep balance in my life so I do not reach for the sugar monster. I also work hard to keep my body balanced physically because when I am not giving it the right nutrients – I grab for the beast!
Are you craving sugar this summer? What does summer remind you of?
When we get stressed, our bodies crave sugar and this is the case for me.
Most people do not realize just how much sugar they are consuming daily, as it is hidden in many processed foods. Sugar is a toxin. Too much glucose in the blood leads to digestive issues, blood sugar imbalances, fatigue, and even diabetes.
This isn’t how I want me, or you, to spend our summer – or any season for that matter.
So, I’m going to share with you how I fight that sugar monster:
Hydrate: Staying hydrated is the foundation for minimizing those sugar cravings.
Fuel up with protein: I eat clean sources of animal protein, which means no processed junk, no antibiotics in my meat or hormones. If I’m eating vegan protein, I include nut butter, pea protein in my smoothies and increase my veggie intake with high protein sources.
Coconut Oil: I add one spoonful to my coffee, which gives me marathon style energy, and curbs the cravings.
Rest: We often forget to take a break, and relaxing our body is the key to having a balanced body.
GO GREEN: Get alkaline with green juice, green veggies, chlorophyll, and wheat grass. Balancing the PH levels in the body helps to avoid sugar cravings.
Breathe: Take the time to get grateful, give thanks, stop and breathe. Even if people think you are weird, just do it, close your eyes, and get back in touch with your body. By reducing stress, you will reduce cravings.
P.S. If you are struggling with any of the above, or if you have other health concerns, contact Rachel Feldman! Let’s get you in for a strategy session because it’s about time you took care of yourself. You are important.
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