How to Deal with Food Cravings
by Rochelle Griffin
At some point or another, we’ve all dealt with the dreaded food cravings. The idea pops into our head, even if we know it’s not a good one, and from that point on…it’s GAME ON as we try to fight it.
Food cravings aren’t fun. They can drive us crazy…and drive us to the fridge late at night even though we have vowed it wouldn’t happen. Psst…I speak from experience.
So why do we get cravings? It can be for many reasons, including:
- Lack of certain nutrients
- Pathogens like parasites, bacteria or yeast
- Food sensitivities
- Unstable blood sugar
- Hormone Imbalance
While ultimately it’s imperative to get to the root cause, I’m going to give you a million dollar tip to deal with food cravings. Let me say two things first: 1) if you are under a physician’s care or on any medication, please check with your doctor before starting any supplements. Be wise. 2) If you don’t get to the root cause, the cravings won’t go away. They will most definitely reoccur until you get rid of the offending source.
Ok, with that said, this is what I tell my clients about and it’s something that I do as well.
When dealing with cravings, the natural supplements 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine can really help. Take 100 mg of 5-HTP, along with 1000mg of L-Tyrosine three times per day. 5-HTP helps to boost the serotonin in our brain, and L-Tyrosine helps boost the dopamine in our brain. As an added benefit, they can help with your sleep as well. ***It’s imperative that you take BOTH supplements, not just one. They balance each other out.
Remember, if you find that the supplements aren’t working, there’s a high probability that you’ve not dealt with the root cause of the cravings. The only definitive way to get to the root cause is with testing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Test, Don’t Guess.
Once you get to the root cause, you CAN kiss those cravings Goodbye!
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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