Fact: Nearly everyone experiences food cravings.
Also fact: Many people feel like simply HAVING a craving means they don’t have discipline or are somehow “weak” when it comes to eating a healthy diet.
Time to break that fast belief! Your body might be triggering cravings for a long list of reasons … and some of them even include helping to keep us alive!
Discipline is overrated!
What if I told you that relying on discipline to beat your food cravings is a BAD idea – especially if you’re having cravings every day or night?
I mean, self-control is a good thing … but discipline? It can set you up for failure!
Here’s what I’m talking about …
Have you ever heard the old saying, “It’s easier to manage your money when you have some in your bank account”?
It’s the same thing with cravings and discipline! If you’re in a constant battle to keep your food cravings at bay, your discipline account is probably overdrawn.
This matters because when you get at the underlying cause of your cravings, it makes avoiding them SO MUCH EASIER.
In order to set yourself up for optimal success we have a few guidelines that will help you along the way:
● Set yourself up for success by eating protein- and fiber-rich foods throughout the day (especially at breakfast).
● Rebalance your hunger hormones by getting enough sleep.
● Avoid skipping meals or “forgetting” to eat.
● Set your environment up for success.
I’m so excited for you to stop feeling like you have to gut out your cravings … and for you to start rebuilding a healthy relationship with your favorite foods!
You’ll love how you feel … and you’ll also love the results!
And as a bonus I’ve got a quick no-cook recipe for you today that’s packed with craving-crushing ingredients!
It’s simple … delicious … and it’s portable!
That means you can pack it up and bring it to work for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack! Or you can enjoy it at home whenever you want a creamy-crunchy treat.
This spicy dip is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats which means it can prevent cravings. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak more veggies into your daily diet.
Try using bell pepper strips, carrot sticks, or maybe even broccoli florets! Experiment and enjoy – and feel free to pump up the heat a little. 🙂
Black Bean Dip
(makes 4 servings)
1 15-oz (425 gram) can black beans, rinsed
¼ cup (55 g) plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1-2 dashes of your favorite hot sauce (or sriracha) – more to taste
½ tsp each ground cumin and garlic powder
¼ tsp each salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup (40 g) chopped onion
Place all the ingredients EXCEPT oil and onion in a food processor, and process until smooth. Add oil and onion and pulse until well mixed (about 20 seconds). Taste and adjust the seasonings. Place in a bowl and serve with pepper slices, celery, carrots, or your favorite fresh veggies to dip.
I hope this helps you keep your cravings at bay!