This 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, sweets, 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.
This is for those who are not lucky enough to be able to make up their minds and swear these foods off forever. Although it is best to taper off these foods as they are calorie dense, harmful to your health, make one eat more calories and do not help heal the addicted brain, here is some help for those in transition.
My next few blogs will attack these Beasts. Today I will help you deal with Sweets.
Remember, if you make green smoothies, you can always add dates or other dried fruits to make a delicious and healthy sweet shake.
Avoid sugar substitutes, even “natural ones”; they will only perpetuate your cravings.
Abstinence is your friend. It will get better. If you are tempted to fall off the wagon, read my blog How to Avoid Falling Off The Wagon
It is not your fault that you are craving things like swets. 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
Finally, if you have diabetes I highly recommend reading The End of Diabetes by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
How do you combat the sweets beasty?