How to Curb Cravings

How to Curb Cravings

I wish I had known how to curb cravings 30 years ago. It would have saved me from many years of suffering trying to manage my weight, and what's worst, many more years to come of researching and dealing with all the misinformation that is out there, trying to convince me of the wrong things or just making things too complicated.   

If I had known back then that the huge bowls of ice cream loaded with sugary cereal would never fix my parents marriage, I would have saved many of my weight problems later on.  

If I had had the resources to deal with my cravings for love... or at least I had known how to curb cravings for ice cream which I had every time I felt lonely and was alone, I would have struggled much less with my emotional wellbeing and the efforts to keep my weight under control for many years to come.

But it is what it is, and I always think that we are faced with the challenges that we need to solve so we can become better persons, most important, the person we are meant to be.

In my case, I like to think that my challenges were there to make me become a biologist and a nutrition specialist to be able to help others learn the right way to manage their weight.

Food cravings are one of the major struggles that most people face with. And it sounds hard to deal with, but once you learn what you need to know everything becomes clear!  

There could be several reasons for food cravings:

  • Sugar levels unbalance
  • Inadequate food choices
  • Low energy or chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Stress, depression & anxiety
  • Emotional eating
  • Hormone imbalance

I know that’s a lot to deal with. And everybody is different so it needs to approach how to curb cravings through a specific angle.

“How to Stop Food Cravings 32 Mondays’ Presentation”

I recently participated in a "Curb Your Cravings” Summit which was really amazing. From my side, this is one of the training I teach that I think people find most valuable. You can view my interview and my presentation on How to Stop Food Cravings here:

How to Curb Cravings Summit

There were many other sessions really eye opening and inspiring.  The event was loaded with credible information, actionable strategies and learning about cravings... a subject that it is so important and not really talked about. For many of us it also has an emotional connection and comes in the way of our relationship with food.

The event had 22 experts including registered dietitians, health coaches, physicians, hypnotist, acupuncturist and even a motivational singer, people who have been down the same road you are on. It'll teach you everything you need to know about getting your cravings under control.

If you weren't able to watch it or if you have missed part of it or just want to have it to watch it over and over again you can get the summit here.

Over to You!

How Do You Curb Your Cravings? 

I'd love to hear from you!

About the Author

Arantxa Mateo

Arantxa is a trained biologist, nutrition specialist and weight management coach. Born in Spain, she spent 5 years in Australia before moving to the US. Her motto is "Food is a pleasure. Nobody deserves to be on a diet."

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