Why do we crave certain foods and what we can do to end food cravings for good? In the second of this two-part series, Julia Ross, author of “The Craving Cure,” offers practical recommendations to end the rollercoaster of food cravings once and for all.
This is a follow-up to Wise Traditions podcast #138 “What drives our cravings” in which we discussed the various kinds of “cravers” and what affects our bodies’ drive to eat certain foods at particular times of day. Today, we take the conversation one step further–not only do we identify what’s behind our cravings, but we talk about methods to shut them down altogether.
Simple dietary tweaks, such as eating more protein, for example, can do wonders for making cravings a thing of the past. Julia—an expert on nutrition therapy for helping those with disordered eating, addictive behavior, and mood problems—also offers advice about what supplements can address our diet’s deficiencies. Julia has seen countless clients recover their health following her protocol. This episode gives us the inside scoop on what leads to success in curbing our cravings.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- what “craver” type Julia most identifies with
- a recap of the different types of cravers: depressed, crashed, comfort, stressed, and fatigued
- how to curb the cravings associated with each type
- where to find the amino acid supplements needed to treat the different food cravings and how to take them
- whether it is possible to get these amino acids from food
- how to use amino acid therapy as a jumpstart to curing food cravings, in conjunction with a high-protein diet
- how increasing animal protein consumption can help curb cravings long-term
- whether it is possible to get enough protein on a vegan diet
- why protein is so integral for a healthy body and brain