Decoding what your body is really telling you will help you stay on-track as well as curb cravings. Different cravings for items like salt, sugar, chocolate or cheese simply may be masking your body’s needs for vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
- Salt. One of the main functions of salt is to retain water. So if you have a craving for something salty, you actually may be slightly dehydrated and your body is trying to hold onto fluids. A salt craving also may be your body requesting calcium. For these reasons, good alternatives to salt are drinking water and eating calcium-rich, on-plan foods.
- Chocolate. A chocolate craving can be an indication that your body needs magnesium. Take your Vita-Slim Multi-Vitamin each morning and incorporate more magnesium-rich foods into your diet.
- Cheese and Pizza. A longing for cheese or pizza can signal a deficiency in essential fatty acids. Take your Omega-Slim EFAs daily and try incorporating more fish into your diet.
- Sweets. A desire for sugar can be your body’s way of telling you it needs more consistent fuel throughout the day. Eat small, frequent snacks and meals during the day. This will give your body a steady supply of energy and cut down on cravings for simple carbohydrates like sugar, bread and pasta.
Knowing what your body is really asking for can help you curb a craving the next time it hits!