PMS cravings can be really intense at certain times of the month, am I right ladies?!
You don’t have to give in to your cravings though! If you are struggling to stay on track when your hormones are fluctuating, keep reading! Don’t suffer and let PMS cravings ruin all that progress!
PMS cravings are a red flag that you are deficient in one or more vitamins and minerals. That is why it is crucial to your progress to first focus on getting in enough nutrients. Find out the vitamins I take.
I swear, ever since I started being consistent with my vitamins, my cravings have been GREATLY reduced!
Another tip I have to not let PMS cravings ruin your progress? Try healthy versions.
Have a sweet tooth craving?
Try fruit instead of sugary cookies. The natural sugars in fruits won’t spike your blood sugar levels as much as a syrup-laden pancake.
Choose fruits low in sugar, such as berries or grapefruit.
More of a salty, crunchy snack person?
Try drinking more water and do something relaxing and stress-reducing instead.
Foods that are rich in B-vitamins, like whole grains and nuts can help for salty cravings too.
Want to know my weakness? Chocolate. Always and forever.
This is a sign we are low in magnesium. Cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate, is naturally high in this mineral. I like to scoop some cacao powder, NOT cocoa powder, into my smoothies. This is a simple trick to curb my chocolate craving and keep me on track.
Have are a fried fatty craving?
You may be lacking in omegas. Eating foods high in these fatty acids can be just the thing to solve your craving. Go for salmon, flax seed, or avocados.
What are your cravings??? Did I cover yours? Ask below and I will help you get your cravings in check!