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Conquer Cravings: Crunchy Things

Crunchy Chick Pea PNG.pngThis lifestyle can seem restrictive. Getting over certain food cravings and / or addictions can be a challenge.

It seems people miss things like cheese, chocolate, crunchy things, salty things, flour things, ice cream, coffee, sugar, creamer, milk etc. Just the mention of the food item, a thought or a picture of it, can set off consuming thoughts and longing.

Crunchy Things

For some, things like celery and carrots can satisfy the crunchy food desire. There are some great recipes in the recipe page for crunchy, seasoned chickpeas and also for 4 Seed Crackers. You can also make potato chips in the microwave.

Air popped popcorn is also an option. Remember that even plain, air popped popcorn is about 1600 a pound. It is calorie dense. If you season it, you may eat even more than you intended.

One transition food is Mary’s Gone Crackers Superseed Crackers. These crackers are delicious. Of course, if weight loss is your goal, you may want to limit or not consider these crackers. You could easily binge on these crackers and gain weight (even if you are 100% compliant in all other areas of your eating!). (*Note: Other products by Mary’s Gone Crackers may be higher in salt and fat).

Read more about this in my blog Making Deals With Cheat Meals.

I have helped many people recover from going off the wagon. If you would like help to prevent yourself from going off the wagon and learn other ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Check out my blogs below on beating The Cravings Beasty.

Conquer Cravings:  Sweets

Conquer Cravings: Coffee

Conquer Cravings: Ice Cream

Conquer Cravings: Salty Things

Conquer Cravings: Cheese

Conquer Cravings: Chocolate

Conquer Cravings: Baked Goods

It is not your fault that you are craving highly palatable foods.

Your taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry.

This book is a great resource to help you understand why Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Check out this video on tips to make delicious, crunchy things!

What strategies do / did you use to resist temptation?

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

2 thoughts on “Conquer Cravings: Crunchy Things”

  1. I committed to a pretty strict eating plan for a year. (I dubbed it my “year of healing.”) At the end of the year, I thought I was done with food cravings. But, as I allowed small amounts sugary, salty, oily, creamy restaurant foods back in my diet, the cravings gradually returned. When I was addicted to salt, I used to laugh when people said they ate carrots when they wanted something crunchy. But that’s exactly what I want now! I also do adore roasted crunchy, seasoned chickpeas that you suggested. Angela Liddon’s Cream of Tomato Soup with Roasted Italian Chickpea Croutons is worth the price of the Oh She Glows Cookbook.

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