Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Got cravings? If so, you may be lacking something in your life. Maybe your life is too boring or stressful. Maybe you are overwhelmed and not able to schedule in enough "me" time. Whatever it may be, a craving is a signal from your body telling you that something is out of balance. A craving for something sweet could mean that you need more love or sweetness in your life.

No person, book or dietary theory can tell you how and what to eat. Listen to your body. The next time you have a craving, try these tips: 
  • Have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.
  • Eat a healthier version of what you crave. For example, if you crave sweets try eating more fruit or sweet vegetables.
  • Create a nourishment menu. A nourishment menu is a list of things that nourish you. Yoga, Pilates, mani./pedi with the girls, long hot bubble bath...these are just a few on my list. I keep this list on my refrigerator to remind me that food is not the answer.
  • If you do decide to give into a craving do not punish yourself. Ask yourself what was going on at the time you had the craving. Were you stressed? Overwhelmed? Lonely? Notice what is out of balance in your life and works towards creating balance in those areas.
Listen to your body and it will tell you everything you need to know.

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