Your body is in a consistent state of communication with you. Once you learn the language of your body, you will be able to better solve what aches, insomnia, bloating, acid reflux, pain, and so forth are desperately trying to say!
Below I translated what your cravings are telling you and have provided REAL SOLUTIONS. Strength Living™ starts with listening, learning, and then taking real actions!
Now without further ado, I present to you the following:
The Cravings Cheat Sheet
Craving dairy: ice cream, cheese, milk, and yogurt? These are all unhealthy fats filled with sugar.
Solutions: Your body is saying, “I need more minerals and HEALTHY fats, please!” Beat these cravings with a daily scoop of Acid-Kicking Minerals and pump up your healthy fat intake to 50-75% of your total calories. My favorite healthy fats include avocado, coconut oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, nut butter (from almonds, coconuts, cacao, etc.), and organic wild-caught salmon. Also, be sure to take a good fish oil supplement—even if your diet is swimming in fish!
Craving pretzels and other salty foods? Your body is telling you that it is lacking salt—but not from processed foods—rather, it is crying out for high-quality mineral salts. Signs of salt cravings could come when you are dehydrated, stressed, and not sleeping well—all of which are directly connected.
Solution: Increase mineral salts to help restore your body’s balance, sleep better, and feel emotionally happier. A scoop of Acid-Kicking Minerals before bedtime and/or when waking up will nourish your body with the mineral salts it requires.
Craving red meat? Most red meats have a high content of unhealthy fats, so this is a sign that your body is lacking fats. A red meat craving may also be a sign of iron deficiency, especially for women during their menstrual cycles, which can lead to more intense PMS symptoms. Lastly, it could be your body saying it is low in protein.
Fat—Fill up your plate with healthy fats and include MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) such as coconut oil—which is a healthy saturated fat and an excellent alternative to the fats in meat.
Iron—Chlorophyll = healthy iron. Aim for dark-green leafy vegetables such as watercress, kale, spinach, chard, and romaine lettuce. These vegetables are high in chlorophyll, which has the same molecular shape as red blood cells. One scoop of Acid-Kicking Daily Greens is a sure-fire way to give your body 5 servings of organic alkaline greens high in chlorophyll.
Protein—Healthy, alkaline options include lentils, chickpeas, adzuki beans, lima beans, raw almonds, hemp, and chia seeds. Another super way to give your body the protein it is calling out for is via a scoop of Acid-Kicking Plant-Based Protein.
Craving sushi? Both are fatty fish which means your body needs more HEALTHY fats.
Solutions: Roll up healthy fats into your diet: avocado, coconut oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, nut butter (from almonds, coconuts, cacao, etc.), and organic wild-caught salmon.
The Cravings Insider Edition
A few insightful tips about your cravings:
- Fuel your body with the food it craves so that it can keep you feeling energized and happy. This means eating mostly dark green veggies and healthy fats while considering protein and carbohydrates as side dishes.
- Not eating between meals will keep insulin levels low. This will train your body to burn fat instead of sugar to melt off extra pounds and help you feel satiated.
- Before deciding what to eat, ask yourself: Is this food going to cleanse or clog me? Is it going to fuel health or fuel cancer/other diseases?
“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” —Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. I sometimes want to write in big letters in the sky for everyone to see how healthy fats, minerals, and greens are. They are the trifecta for living your best health ever!
We no longer have to look up to the sky and wonder how to prevent disease, gain energy, sleep well, and manage stress. You are what you eat. Food = fuel.
And, of course, meditation, exercise, and fun times with friends and family and all essential parts of being phenomenally alkaline!