Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#1: Are you receiving enough protein?

#1: Are you receiving enough protein?  

Often when we crave sugar or carbs, what we actually desire is more protein.  Though it sounds counterintuitive, insufficient protein is one of the biggest triggers. When we work with our clients, we have them begin with ½ palm of their hand at lunch and dinner, as a serving size, and we work up or down from there based upon what we see each day in their “opportunity trackers.” For cravings sleuthing, our primary barometer is intensity of cravings and hunger.  Unless you already frequent the bean and meat buffet, try experimenting with your protein portion sizes. 

#2: Are you receiving the right “type” of protein to minimize cravings? 

These tips are part of our "Solving the Cravings Riddle' series. Click the link to read the article in it's entirety and see previous tips.

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