Living the Paleo Lifestyle with Cravings
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The Paleo Diet is more than a diet, it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle is you choosing to live your life a certain way. You make the choice to eat that Oreo cookie over fresh strawberries. We know that making the healthier food choice is hard at first. At the start of every lifestyle change, you will experience cravings. Cravings can be difficult to curb. When trying to get rid of certain foods, going cold turkey can be hard! Choose to slowly rid it from your diet. When you start to crave certain foods, it is your body trying to tell you to it needs a specific vitamin or nutrient. Your body doesn’t know that chocolate is bad for you, it only knows that by chocolate it can get magnesium. Find the craving you have frequently, and knock it out of the park!

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If your chocolate dessert is done right, it can be Paleo friendly.
The problem is that the majority of chocolate is not Paleo friendly. We have already discussed how chocolate has magnesium in it. Let’s now focus on what you can choose to eat instead of chocolate. Nuts and seeds can have a higher level of magnesium in it compared to chocolate. Stay away from peanuts. We love to select edamame, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts instead of a mass produced chocolate bar. There are many more nuts and seeds you can choose to eat over chocolate that we didn’t list!

Sugar Craving

Let’s take moment and be honest, American runs on sugar and caffeine. Sugar is the ultimate drug for the majority of Americans. A sugar craving may mean that your blood sugar has dropped. It is commonly believed that if you are experiencing low blood sugar to eat cookies, candies, or other refined sugars. Well, don’t. Eating refined sugar will only make you dip in blood sugar worse. Select fresh fruit instead! By selecting fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries, you are giving your body what it needs. Your body craves real food, not food that is just a collection of ingredients you aren’t sure how to pronounce. Ultimately, help kick your cravings to the curb by choosing foods that have a short and simple ingredient list.

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