Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Curb Your Carb Cravings

Carbohydrates are one of "The Basic Seven" elements that we need in our daily diets -because carbs provide the necessary fuel needed for every function in the body.

However, carbs can be addicting if we are eating a surplus of carbohydrate rich foods which are high in sugar and refined starch. These convenience, comfort foods create an addiction just like a drug, causing our blood sugar and insulin levels to rise. People eat these nutrient stripped foods not only to satisfy their cravings, but to get the sugar "highs".

The kind of carbs we consume is a key element in our food choices. Here are a few suggestions to eliminate your carb cravings:

1) Select whole carbohydrate foods: whole grains (cooked or sprouted), raw fruits and vegetables rather than processed ones.

2) Eat some type of protein at any eating interval to balance the blood sugar: raw nuts, legumes (beans and pea family), and sprouts.

3) Eat 5 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals which will keep your blood sugar level more stable. Select foods high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber such as greens and mostly raw foods.

4) Drink water rather than soft drinks, sport drinks, alcohol, and even fruit juices. These are high in sugars and are very acidic to the body, but also zap your blood sugar leaving you lacking energy.

5) Be prepared for on-the-go hunger spurts by carrying a small bag of raw nuts or trail mixes, or nutrition bars with you where ever you go so you keep your energy level up.

I have witnessed those who feel they could never give up their carbohydrate rich foods cravings throughout the day, yet once introduced to whole grains and legumes - not only do they feel so much better, have more energy, and begin at once to loose weight, they suddenly realize they no longer crave their sweets! It can work for you too!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton


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