What are your sugar cravings telling you?

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Let's face it, sugar cravings are REAL! They can creep up on you during that afternoon slump at work, first thing in the morning, after dinner, even in the middle of the night and gee whiz it can be hard to resist the urge to indulge! The cool thing is, sugar cravings are actually trying to tell you something. They typically mean your body is lacking in nutrients and if you can pinpoint what you lack, and give your body what it need, you will see those nagging cravings back off. A few things intense sweet cravings could mean are magnesium deficiency, imbalanced gut bacteria or not enough sleep. Be an investigator of your own body and beat those nasty cravings away!
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Stop Skipping Meals!

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Ever have a hectic day that left you no time to stop and eat or maybe you even got so busy you forgot about lunch all together? You may think skipping meals is ok once in awhile and even help shrink your waistline but it can actually backfire and create a cycle of restriction and overeating.

Remember that nourishing your body every 4-5 hours is super important especially in times of stress and working overtime. Focusing on eating even frequent, quick meals a day will help regulate your blood sugar and keep you burning through the fuel you put in your body. Try incorporating balanced meals of protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates and limiting sugar, this will keep you feeling fuller and more satisfied throughout the day and keep your metabolism humming.

Think: Lean meats, beans, whole grains, yogurt w/fruit, vegetables & hummus, nuts & avocado for good fat!

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The Misunderstood but Absolutely Incredible Egg!

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Over the the last couple decades eggs have adopted a bad rap for causing heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity. Thankfully, that misinformation is on it’s way out as the nutrient dense benefits of “nature’s perfect food” is being hi lighted for all to see! The truth about eggs is they need to be sourced responsibly, this means choosing eggs from organic, pasture raised hens whenever possible. Free-range and cage free are also good options. Mass production of conventional farm raised eggs are what causes frequent illness with all the added hormones and antibiotics that come from farms that value quantity over quality. By investing in your food sources, you in turn invest in your health! Eggs are also awesomely versatile and have endless options of preparation, boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, over-easy, soft-boiled, runny? The power player is daily dose of vitamins and essential protein that you do not want to miss out on.
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Superfood Spirulina

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Don't be scared off by the idea of consuming the blue-green algae! This emerald colored superfood is loaded with antioxidents and packs a protein punch--a tablespoon offers 4 grams!

60% of spirulina is made up of amino acids which is one of the only plant sources that provide you with a complete protein. It's also full of vitamin B12, enzymes and probiotics that help boost your immune system and digestion.

Cool fact: Spirulina can help reduce allergy symptoms so hop on board as allergy season winds up!
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Load up on flaxseeds!

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Flaxseeds are considered a hard hitting, nutrient-packed power house seed because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber and lignins, which all have beneficial health effects such as lowering cholesterol. There can be sourced whole, milled, ground or in oil form and have a delightful nutty flavor which can be easily incorporated into smoothies, yogurt or cereal, homemade baked goods and salad dressings!
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