Behave and don’t Crave: How to Deal with Cravings and How to Crave Healthier Foods

It is said that it takes 21 days to create a habit. Well at least to start getting into the routine of things. This means, if you ate an apple a day for 21 days, most likely on the 22nd day, your body will naturally want to have an apple. However, we all know sugar is this addictive substance that tastes so good, but really kills the mood when you realize you weigh 10 more pounds than the week before! Am I right? Going along with this idea, if you ate a candy bar a day for 21 days, you’ll definitely want another the next day, and most likely a couple of days after that. So, you might be wondering, how do I combat those unhealthy cravings? Many would say, “just think about something else.” As simple as that sounds, speaking from experience, that is a really hard thing to do!

The truth of the matter is, there is no “quick fix” when it comes to dealing with cravings! It takes time, and patience. I know, that sounds like such a drab. However, it is totally worth it when you are finally achieving your health goals, and you just feel better! In order to switch your mindset and cravings, you need to get on a consistent eating schedule. This is probably the most important part! If you schedule yourself to eat 6-8 times a day, you won’t reach that point in which you’re so hungry you could eat a cow, and then end up eating all of the food in your fridge! Next step is to make sure you don’t deprive yourself of the food you are craving. Moderation is key. Instead of having your famous bowl full of 6 scoops of ice cream everyday, try one scoop once or twice a week! This will naturally help ease your body off of it. You also need to start listening to your body, and notice when you are actually hungry, compared to just bored. If you aren’t hungry, don’t eat the last slice of pizza from the box.

Another factor to consider when trying to combat cravings, is supplementation. The Plexus Triplex helps to really get your body healthy from the inside out. In doing so, more often than not, people will notice that broccoli is on their mind a whole lot more than brownies are. When our inflammation, blood sugar, and gut health are all in check, we tend to notice an increase in energy. It’s a common fact that if we have more energy, we will be more likely to cook, rather than get dinner through a drive through. The added energy alone, will help you start craving those healthier foods, simply because our bodies feel better. It all goes back to the fact that it takes at least 21 days to start a habit. So, if you give yourself 21 days to start a habit, it will be well worth it. 

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