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Cravings

— It’s not all about willpower —

Food Cravings

If you are frustrated because you eat “well” all day long, but then struggle with the seemingly out-of-control cravings later in the the afternoon and evening, you’re not alone! Food cravings often have physical component, habitual component, and a mental or emotional component. When you’re fighting all three it’s hard to make progress. Luckily, when you take out the physical component of your cravings you are often able to manage the other two much more easily. Learning to balance your blood sugars throughout the day (even if you have no trouble with your blood sugars), making sure your body is nourished, and learning to pair foods correctly can help you overcome your cravings quickly and see progress toward your goals!¬†

Do you relate to any of these?

  • I eat well all day long, but can’t control myself when I get home from work
  • I often binge on sweet treats
  • I struggle to make progress toward my goals because I always feel deprived and hungry
  • I often struggle with my energy levels and turn to foods
  • Certain foods are a slippery slope for me — once I have one I can’t stop
  • I often am hungry within 2-3 hours after eating a meal
  • I rarely feel satisfied by what I eat (physically or mentally)
  • I am frustrated because I feel like I have no will power
If you can relate to any of the above, you’re not alone. It isn’t all about will power. It’s about learning what your body needs and when.

Common Causes of Food Cravings:

Take out the physical component to food cravings and you can see improvements in just a few days!

How to Address Food Cravings:

It really isn’t about will power. It’s your body telling you something needs addressed (emotionally or physically).

Help me get rid of my cravings!

Leslie is truly amazing. I decided to start working with her in an effort to learn how to feed MY body instead of listening to broad, general information. My family has a history of obesity and, for me, it was time to figure out what was going on and break the "cycle." We tried several things at first with few results which resulted in me feeling that I just wasn't being disciplined enough. Through it all, Leslie stayed positive and continued to offer options. After doing everything "right" for several weeks with no results, we finally decided to dig into my body chemistry thru a hormone and insulin tests and...VOILA!!! Answers! Turns out that I was experiencing some insulin resistance and, although within what medical experts say is "normal," it definitely wasn't ideal. She suggested supplements and a specific diet and the weight started falling off! Before working with Leslie, I truly felt that everything was my fault; that I just wasn't disciplined enough to lose the weight. I was honestly bordering on the line of depression because of it. Turns out, I was fighting a *severely* unfair battle! I cannot recommend Leslie and her services enough. She is patient, genuinely cares about the health and success of her clients, is motivated to find answers and her passion for her work is tangible. You are the best, Leslie!

– Ashley T.

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