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Fit Tip: Listen to Your Body

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Monday Morning Fit Tip:


Research has shown that cravings indicate that something that is missing in your diet and nutrition.  First – make sure it’s a real craving.  Slowly sip a glass of water.  If your craving is gone by the end of the glass, you may have just been thirsty.  Still can’t stop thinking about a certain kind of food?  Check the list below for common cravings – and the healthy alternatives that may fulfill them!

coffeecupCRAVING SWEETS?  You may be low on chromium, tryptophan, or sulfur.  Eat sweet potatoes, cranberries, broccoli, grapes, cheese, spinach or turkey.

WANT CHIPS OR POP?  You might be low on calcium.  Along with dairy products, broccoli, kale, legumes, and turnip greens are high in calcium.

NEED COFFEE?  Instead of that grande pumpkin spice latte, you may actually need sulfur, iron or phosphorus.  Plan meals with poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, sea salt or black cherries.

DREAMING OF BREAD?  Try foods with nitrogen such as fish, meats, nuts and beans.


Did you try a craving substitution?  Have tips to share?  Tell us below!

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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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