It’s a familiar scenario for many of you (myself included)…
You want to eat healthy. You really want to eat healthy.
But the refrigerator keeps calling you. You just can’t stay away – and you don’t know why.
If that sounds like you – keep reading...
Let’s take a deep dive into hidden reasons holding you back from a healthy eating and lifestyle. In the next few articles, I’ll be discussing the 4 uncommon reasons why you don’t eat healthy. Stay tuned…it isn’t what you think.
One thing I know for sure…It’s not your fault.
Hidden Reason #1 Why You Don’t Eat Healthily
1. Your Body is Craving Nutrients It’s Not Getting From Your Diet
Your body is very efficient at extracting the nutrients it needs and letting you know when it needs more. The challenge comes when you are eating a diet high in processed foods (foods your body doesn’t even know are foods), high in processed carbohydrates and refined sugars. Your body will continue to ask for more (crave more) of the same because it doesn’t know any better. The more sugar you eat, the more you will crave sugar. The more broccoli you eat, the more you will crave broccoli. It’s true.
Craving high carbohydrate foods like pasta, bread, chips (my weakness), or cookies is very common. These cravings can be reduced by adding more nutrient-dense foods (like vegetables, organic/grass-fed proteins, eggs, nuts) to your diet, especially at the beginning of the day. The more nutrition your body receives, the less it will have to ask for more. Put the focus on what your body really wants for your mental health as well as physical health.
The added benefit of eating more nutrient-dense foods, and fewer processed foods, is that your gut and your brain can now talk to each other much more efficiently. The line of communication (the vagus nerve) is much clearer. When your tummy is happy, your brain is happy.
I have seen dramatic changes in my clients’ cravings and tastes by changing their eating habits in as little as 21 days. Their mental clarity goes up, as well. Yes, it can be done!
If you feel like your cravings are taking over your life, if you feel out of control in your own kitchen, it’s ok to reach out for help and accountability. I’m here to help.
As I said in the beginning, it’s not your fault. Your body is doing what it does naturally.
Stay tuned for more insights into your body’s Natural Wisdom.
P.S. If you feel like this information could change someone’s life for the better, please share, share, share.
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