What do you know about cravings? A bit by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites

What to do about sugar and carb cravings?
 I was thinking how sometimes I just want to eat everything, the things I have been avoiding for the past few weeks. I was wondering maybe there is something more to my cravings and I came across a great blog!
Balanced Bites Nutrition Guide Widget
“Cravings are often due to nutrient deficiencies, such as magnesium if you are craving chocolate, or essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins if you are craving fried foods.”

Magnesium deficiency is common, as both stress and sugar consumption deplete magnesium stores in the body.
Essential fatty acids and fat soluble vitamin deficiencies are also common since many people who make the switch to Paleo or the 21-Day Sugar Detoxpreviously ate a “health conscious,” low-fat diet.
Sometimes cravings can occur due to digestive impairment. If you’re eating nutrient-rich foods, but you’re just not digesting them well (for a myriad of reasons), then those nutrients (the aforementioned magnesium and EFAs included) may not actually be absorbed!


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