The Life Foundations Nexus
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
Food Cravings (rated 10)
Drink something before you eat something since hunger can be thirst in disguise.
Snack on something spicy or sour (a pickle, for example) when you have a sweet food craving.
Eat “food-craving killers.” See below under “Nutritional Response.”
The most powerful food-craving killers are high-protein foods.
· Protein creates blood sugar stability. Not enough protein causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
· Nuts and seeds are the first choice. Cashews are a good choice, especially for most women because cashews are high in magnesium. The second protein choice is meat products.
The second group of food-craving killers is vegetables and fruits.
Choose vegetables over fruits. Vegetables contain less sugar than fruits. Green vegetables are a good choice; especially for most women because of the magnesium that green vegetables contain. However, if you are going to eat fruits, pick fruits that fill you up, like bananas.
Carbohydrates cause insulin to be released and increase food cravings. So eat very little cereals, breads and pastas. If you must eat bread, eat a multigrain bread. Also, eat less sugar.
Reduce caffeine intake.
Take a multivitamin/multimineral supplement.
Persons aged 70 and above may need calcium, vitamin D, or vitamin B-12 supplements.
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of American women are deficient in magnesium.
Look for something else to comfort you instead of food. Read the Bible. Pray.
Get enough sleep.