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The pint of ice cream calling you from the freezer. The chocolate chip cookies taunting you from the kitchen counter. The nachos gnawing away at your willpower during happy hour. You begin to wonder what the enemy is and always putting food as the villian. But is it?Of course not, that’s cravings.

We all have them. What we need to uncover is why and more importantly how to tame them without putting us through the chains of deprivation.

There is not doubt cravings are intense. If you aren’t familiar with the latest hit show This is Us, Kate a character is constantly struggling with cravings and weight so much so that she decides to put dog poop on top of them in the trash can.

What does the science say about cravings?

Little about hunger but have a biological and physical component. Most of the foods we crave are sugary fatty foods when combined are a lethal combination that has crazy addictive
properties.

There are a lot of reasons we struggle with cravings here are a few:

  1. Bad Gut
  2. Emotional Triggers
  3. Endorphins and food addictions
  4. Low serotonin – feeling down in the dumps can make everyone eat worse. This is why it’s the feel good neurotransmitter that we all could use more of.
  5. Leptin resistance

The psychology of food craving. Cravings are hedonic responses to food, characterised by their intensity and their specificity. Food cravings are extremely common, reported by the majority of young adults. They are closely associated with liking but not synonymous with increased intake.

It’s not all in your head which is actually quite true. Emotions are directly tied to eating. Food is love.

Carbs boost our levels of serotonin which has a calming effect.

Food cravings are messengers – nutritional needs

In our diet-conscious culture, we’re often told to curb our cravings, “have some willpower, ” etc., but what if instead of trying to tame our hunger – we actually listened to it? What might happen if we saw our cravings as messages from a deeper place, calling for our attention? Chances are, we might find ourselves more attuned, more present, and more willing to slow down and live with a bit more authenticity.

The Hormone Reset is a simple 5-day plan including exactly what you need to eat and do in order to quickly reset your hormones.

join my 21 day craving cure!

The Craving Cure is the quickest and simplest way to overcoming your cravings for life. It is a 21-day program that teaches you how your body functions so you can start working with it instead of against it. You’ll learn step-by-step how to change what, when and how you eat without deprivation, starvation or restriction using realistic and achievable steps to help you reach your goal.

One of the most powerful aspects of the program is action plan that helps you to implement the changes taught into your own life. We have hundreds of graduates who have seen lasting and more importantly realistic changes in their lives that have freed them from the chains of cravings.

Want to join me? Just click the button below.

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Resources

Simple Roots StoreThe Simple Roots Wellness Store contains an affiliate store through Amazon with some of my favorite products from cooking supplies and utensils to the best food and cooking products I use every day. Take a look around and shop through an entire Alexa-approved store. The prices on Amazon are the same to you, but purchasing through me helps to support the free content I put on this site.


Well LabsWell Labs is a supplement company on a mission to give underprivileged children access to lifestyle medicine. As you purchase products, they give back. They also give YOU the highest quality nutritional goods, and make health easy and practical, all at the same time! All of their supplements are physician-grade and are of the highest possible quality, giving you the peace of mind that you can give back while getting healthier. Just like here are SRW, they want health and nutrition to be easy and convenient. With your help, they are giving back, because the world is a better place when positive vibes and warm fuzzy feelings abound. Click here to learn more.


thrive-marketThrive Market is the first socially conscious online store offering the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. They carry over 2,500 of the highest quality food, supplements, home, personal care, and beauty products from over 400 of the best brands on the market, all delivered straight to your door at 25-50% off retail prices. Their mission is to make health living easy, affordable, and accessible for every American family. You can sign up today and get 15% off your first order and a 30 day free trial membership. Then your membership is only $59.95 per year. Click here to get started


Nick's SticksNick’s Sticks are made with the Midwest’s finest grass-fed beef or free-range turkey, raised just a few miles from my house. Nick has a farming and culinary background and has combined these fresh meats with organic seasoned salt and other natural seasonings to bring you and your family one of the cleanest snacks you can find. Nick works directly with each step in the process to ensure that you are only getting the best product!


Upgraded SelfUpgraded Self’s mission is to help people perform better, think faster, and live better using a proven blend of ancient knowledge and brand new technologies, tempered by research, science, and measured results from customers, top athletes, and medical professionals. You can expect to feel the difference in how you perform with the combination of supplements, enhancing your body, mind, and nervous system to work together effortlessly to help you perform at levels beyond what you’d expect.


CosmeticsCosmetics are one of our biggest offenders when it comes to the toxins we put on our body. The reality, our cosmetics are cocktails of industrially produced and potentially dangerous chemicals that are damaging our health and in some cases rather than delivering on the promise of “anti-aging” are actually speeding up the process of aging. This is why you need to really consider what brand you are using and make sure they only use the best ingredients. This is why I highly recommend the Beautycounter brand as my go-to for cosmetics.


30 Day Guide To Paleo30 Day Guide To Paleo ebook is an absolutely fool-proof guide for anyone that wishes to give the Paleo Diet an honest shot for 30 days. Put together by the team at Primal Palate, this eBook gives you two 30 day meal plans, 180+ recipes, a Paleo Tips and Tricks guide, 60 days of exclusive emails and access to Paleo forums and an online Facebook support group. Take this 30 day challenge in living the Paleo lifestyle for just $24 and start to see the health benefits.

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First things first… lets get the grasp on cravings….
What is a craving?

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Hi, I’m Alexa

I’m the health expert you’ve been looking for. The one who gives you the unedited, unforgiving truth about real lasting health. As a nutritionist, I have an unending passion for helping you use real foods along with a realistic lifestyle to create lasting health that is easy.

Yes, this is the real deal easy button when it comes to health. The raw, unedited, unfiltered truth about how your body actually functions and what the heck it needs to succeed at this thing we call life. Just like your finances, career or the way you do life, it involves strategy. Not just any strategy but the right strategy. The one that helps you to work smarter not harder to ultimately achieve your dreams rocking those skinny jeans and with a confidence you never thought possible.

Don’t worry it’s not as complex and overwhelming as it seems. In fact, it really is quite simple. Real food and real food strategies win every time. All you need is a little knowledge about how your body functions, what it needs to functions and of course those practical and realistic steps to get the job done. Life is meant to be enjoyed (and this includes food) so darn it, enjoy it and stay tuned. Your health strategy is about to get written.

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The Hormone Reset is a simple 5-day plan including exactly what you need to eat and do in order to quickly reset your hormones.

join my 21 day craving cure!

The Craving Cure is the quickest and simplest way to overcoming your cravings for life. It is a 21-day program that teaches you how your body functions so you can start working with it instead of against it. You’ll learn step-by-step how to change what, when and how you eat without deprivation, starvation or restriction using realistic and achievable steps to help you reach your goal.

One of the most powerful aspects of the program is action plan that helps you to implement the changes taught into your own life. We have hundreds of graduates who have seen lasting and more importantly realistic changes in their lives that have freed them from the chains of cravings.

Want to join me? Just click the button below.

Learn More