What Your Cravings Mean (And How To End Them)

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What Your Cravings Mean (And How To End Them) – Saturday Strategy

Today, my friend and fellow health and wellness extraordinaire, Abbey Gibb – holistic nutritionist and founder of the lifestyle network, AbbeyGibb.tv – has an exciting trendy recipe that will give you exactly the nutrients you need in the morning! So excited to have her with us for another Saturday Strategy.

Cravings – What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You

Your body is screaming at you that it wants chocolate… but why? What are your cravings trying to tell you? Your body is incredibly complex and intelligent and when it is sending you intense signals like a craving for chocolate doughnuts, it is trying to tell you something! Usually that you are missing an important mineral or amino acid.

Today we are going to talk about all these different cravings and what your body actually needs. Here’s what your cravings mean: 

Nutrient Deficiency

what your cravings mean

Cravings = deficiency.

Your body is extremely intelligent. When you are experiencing physical cravings, it’s trying to tell you that it needs specific nutrients. There is only one problem… with the abundance of processed foods, artificial flavors, refined sugar and natural flavors in our food, it can be easy to mistake something mostly void of real nutrition as what your body wants.

Nature intentionally pairs particular flavors with particular nutrients. When you eat a raw blueberry, you are literally tasting the antioxidants and nutrients the blueberry is filled with.

When a food company puts “natural blueberry flavor” in one of their foods, they literally isolate and take only the flavor from real blueberries, but none of the accompanying nutrients. Then they put this natural flavor in a processed food. When your body eats and/or craves that processed food, it thinks it is getting the nutrients that are in blueberries, but it actually isn’t.

This is why cravings can be terribly confusing! After eating processed foods for years, our taste buds can become confused as to what they really want. To help navigate your cravings, I created a simple chart to help you identify the nutrients your body is craving when you want certain foods.  

Cravings Guide – Nutrient-Dense Solutions

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If you’re craving this… Your body really wants this… Here are healthy whole foods that have it:
Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Sweets Chromium Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
Carbon Fresh fruits
Phosphorus Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sulfur Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Bread, toast Nitrogen High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans
Oily snacks, fatty foods Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Coffee or tea Phosphorus Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes
Sulfur Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
NaCl (salt) Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Iron Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Alcohol, recreational drugs Protein Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Avenen Granola, oatmeal
Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Glutamine Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Potassium Sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens
Chewing ice Iron Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Burned food Carbon Fresh fruits
Soda and other carbonated drinks Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Salty foods Chloride Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt
Acid foods Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Preference for liquids rather than solids Water Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
Preference for solids rather than liquids Water You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst. Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
Cool drinks Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Premenstrual cravings Zinc Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables
General overeating Silicon Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables
Lack of appetite Vitamin B1 Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats
Vitamin B3 Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes
Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Chloride Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt
Tobacco Silicon Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and red fruits and vegetables

Remember, we’re in this together.

Abbey and Drew

Abbey Gibb Bio
Abbey Gibb is an Emmy winning TV host, Holistic Nutritionist and acclaimed public speaker. She’s also the founder and host of the holistic lifestyle network, AbbeyGibb.tv, featuring two trademark shows: Tired Girl and Bossify.

Tired Girl offers healthy cooking hacks and health talks for the girl on the go. Bossify is a groundbreaking interview show featuring female leaders investigating the definition of success itself.

Find her at: www.abbeygibb.tv

YouTube: Abbey Gibb

IG: @abbeygibb

 

 

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