What should you do about those unstoppable sugar cravings?
There are many things that you can do to reduce sugar cravings. The easiest is to drink lemon water (in Oriental Medical theory, sour controls sweet). For longer term solutions, follow these seven steps:
1. Keep a food journal, logging everything you eat for 7-10 days.
2. Eat three meals per day at regular intervals.
3. Take vitamins.
4. Eat a minimum ratio of one part protein to two parts carbohydrates every time you eat (snacks too).
5. Increase consumption of complex carbohydrates.
6. Eat a baked russet potato w/o proteins or fat three hours after a protein-heavy evening meal. Do this for 10 days to increase the brain chemical serotonin, which gives you impulse control.
7. Reduce and eventually eliminate sugar and alcohol (much more possible with high serotonin levels).
Read Potatoes, Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons or go to http://www.radiantrecovery.com for more information. To get started, look at these resources. For a more in-depth look at this with some guidance, don’t hesitate to call and set up a time to meet with us in a Nutritional Consultation.
Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.