Hacks to honor your cravings...
Did you know that our bodies are hard-wired to prefer sweeter treats, from birth? Sugar and Carbohydrates stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. In addition, sugar releases endorphins when it hits our taste buds. No wonder we keep coming back for more!
- Replace simple carbs with complex carbohydrates: Instead of starting your morning off with white bread toast or cereal, replace it with fruit, whole-wheat bread or Oats. Be sure to add fats into your first meal of the day such as avocado or nuts. This causes a slow release of carbohydrates. That ensures then, that you do not have a sugar spike. Our Booby Bites gives you both complex carbohydrates AND essential fatty acids.
- Pack on the Protein: It has been proven that protein reduces cravings and keeps you fuller for longer. It is also one of the most important macronutrients. Our Collagen Protein shake provides a powerful punch of protein per serving! Add it to a fruit smoothie for a sweet treat that will benefit your body.
- Eat Regularly: Often when we don't eat regularly or not in satisfying quantities, our body will crave more calorie dense (often sugar laden) foods. Combat this by having 3 big meals a day and 2 snack portions. These can include yogurt and fruit, smoothies, shakes, protein bars, etc. Also ensure that you get adequate fiber with every meal as this increases that full feeling. Ps: ALWAYS get 2 liters of water in per day.
- Probiotics for the WIN: Probiotics are in charge of your gut- and digestive health. Often times, sugary foods, lack of fiber and antibiotics destroy those healthy gut bacteria. This can cause a gut imbalance and reduce optimal food absorption (leaving you wanting more and more).