Day Three – Cravings & Choosing Better

“You are what you eat.”

– Michael Pollan

Cravings happen and it’s okay to satisfy them once in a while, but it’s even better to satisfy those urges for unhealthy foods with healthier alternatives! 

Let’s talk about cravings for fat!

When we’re craving something, it’s normally our body saying it’s low on some vitamin or nutrient that it needs. When we’re craving fatty foods, were likely in need of fat-soluble vitamins A, K, D, and E! These vitamins support our immune system and stabilise our blood sugar. 

You’re probably tempted to reach for potato chips or something fried, but that won’t solve the problem or make the craving go away for the long term. 

Real food to reach for instead are avocados, seeds, cashews, and other fattier nuts. Fitting these good fat foods into your regular diet will help to satisfy that craving and keep them from coming back!

– Spark Your Heart Mini-Challenge: What’s your go-to healthy fat snack?