If you’re ready to start a healthy lifestyle, you need to reevaluate what you are putting into your body. Consistent sugar cravings makes you sleepy and fatigued.
Remember not to substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar false sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin will actually keep you craving sweets! Try using natural sweeteners like honey instead.
When you crave sugar often what you really need is protein. Try eating a hard boiled egg or a hand full of almonds.
Do not to skip meals eat at least three meals a day with snacks in between to curb cravings.
Try drinking lemon water lemon water is beneficial in many different ways. It aids in weight loss, boosts energy, and improves digestive system, and its has antibacterial/antiviral properties. This is probably one of the bests things to drink to start your day!
The most important nutrients to include in your diet and where to get them:
Vitamin B6: regulates sleep appetite and mood; helps nervous system function properly. Where to find it: bananas, baked sweet potatoes, and baked skinless chicken breasts are all a great source of vitamin b6
Vitamin B12: improves alertness, fights fatigue, produces hemoglobin (a protien found in red blood cells) Where to find it: some really good places to find b12 aee plain low-fat yogurt, cooked sirloin, and hard boiled eggs
Folate: Especially crucial in first few weeks of pregnancy to prevent brain and spinal defects. Lowers risk of colon and breast cancer. Where to find it: Raw asparagus, spinach, cooked lentils
Vitamin D3: Strengthens bones, teeth, and muscles. May protect against autoimmune diseases and breast and ovarian cancer. Where to find it: Vitamin D3 can be found in egg yolks, sardines, and cod-liver oil.
Calcium: reduces symptoms of PMS, helps maintain blood pressure. Where to find it: We all know milk (skim or almond) is a great source of calcium but did you know almonds and tofu are also great sources?
Iron: Iron is crucial for proper brain function. It boosts energy and prevents anemia by helping produce red blood cells. Where to find it: lean steak, shrimp, and chickpeas