Dealing with cravings tips

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Tips for dealing with cravings by coach Tracy K

The very best way to deal with cravings is to be sure to eat enough at meal times. If you have enough protein and fat during your meal, you will have way less cravings. Also, keep the craved foods out of your home or out of your sight if you cannot get them out of your home because others in your family are eating them. The longer you are on carnivore, the easier the cravings are to deal with. They basically just go away if you are eating plenty of meat and fat at your mealtimes.


Artificial sweeteners should be avoided as they can lead to cravings. The sweet in your mouth tends to make you crave more sweet tastes. Good ideas to try if you do get hungry between meals or have cravings is to eat pats of butter, or some bacon, or just any type of meat that you have available to you.If you keep the right foods on hand, you’ll have something to turn to when a craving hits. But truly, the cravings do go away after awhile of satiating your body on nutrient dense meat!

Dealing with cravings tips by coach Dana S

 

Cravings are usually short lived in the moment but can last for a while until you are fully adapted.

  1. Abstinence works wonders but takes time be fully effective. 
  2. Avoid trigger foods.  Avoid putting anything sweet in your mouth, especially if you are a sugar or carb addict.
  3. If possible, remove trigger foods from your home / office
  4. Have animal-based products on hand. Homemade bone broth, bacon, extra beef patties, cheese, coffee with pure cream, butter, tallow sticks, eggs
  5. Make sure you are eating until completely full when you are hungry
  6. Drink some water, flat, sparkling, salted
  7. Look at the ingredients of any processed foods you may be eating.  Some ingredients can trigger cravings. 
  8. Get a coach or lean on your support system
  9. Join the MeatRx community meetings for support
  10. Stay busy, do something else like go for a walk
  11. Avoid trigger locations or trigger activities that you associate with poor food choices

Dealing with cravings and staying accountable tips by coach Michele F

To cope with cravings, it helps greatly to hydrated! Sometimes, you may think that you have a food craving, but you’re really just thirsty.  Secondly, when you have a craving, it can help to ask yourself, “Am I hungry?”  When you’re hungry, your brain may send you a memory of a particular food it recalls having enjoyed in the past. That does NOT mean we must go acquire that food! It’s just a signal that we are hungry, and usually anything we eat will satisfy that craving. So when you are hungry, EAT!  Almost always, I find cravings for other foods disappear when I eat meat.

 

To stay accountable, it can be very helpful to put your Carnivore “start date” on a physical (wall) calendar. Such as writing “First Day Carnivore”  on your start date. That calendar can be a valuable visual motivator!  It’s satisfying to observe the longevity of your journey and how well you did with sticking to your goal, if you have written a start date on the calendar. 

 

Telling a close friend or family member about your goal, can also boost your motivation and help you stay accountable to your goal. Once we’ve shared with someone we trust that we are working on a goal, we begin to feel excited to be able to tell them, “I DID IT!” when we reach our goal.   So share! Tell your loved ones (or at least one person) that you are giving this a try!

 

Even if you’re not following-up with that person, daily, it will be so satisfying to know that after the six weeks you’ll be able to tell them that you succeeded! 

 

Community also helps us stay accountable. I highly recommend attending at least one MeatRx meeting, each week. You have the opportunity to hear others’ tell their stories, share their experiences and tips, and you can just observe how good others report feeling. This community engagement will help motivate you to stick to your plan because you’ll want to see such an outcome for yourself. 

 

MeatRx also offers Coaching sessions at low cost. Being connected to a Coach on a weekly (or even a more frequent) basis can be an immensely powerful tool to help you stay motivated and accountable in your journey!

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