I’m not sure if you feel the same way but for me, when we are smack-dab in the middle of winter, I find myself eating more bread & pasta, and thick creamy, saucy type meals. I feel that it warms me up and keeps me filled. I also feel that it makes me want to snuggle down with a warm throw and a dog or two – the the pups, well, they don’t mind a bit.
After a few months of switching from hearty and warming to clean and lean, I feel like I’ve been on a food roller coaster where I feel awkward and craving balance.
Enter Spring! We’re four days away from kissing winter goodbye for a while. Spring is a nice time to clean out the goop and reinvent yourself and your eating plan. Lately I’ve been craving leafy greens and other vegetables, eggs, chicken and berries. All of these items are part spring fare. I also crave bread, especially the crusty kind with big air bubbles baked into them but that’s a weakness of mine that I have to constantly keep in check! I give in to my healthy food cravings because I trust my body and what it needs.
It’s interesting that your body knows what it needs to keep it running like a well oiled machine – especially when you are in the habit of feeding it healthy foods. On the flip side, because your body will crave what you feed it most, it will crave junk foods, fast foods and sweet unhealthy drinks too. Make a change today, make a choice to treat your body with love, care and respect. Feed it well, exercise it well and it will treat you well for many happy years.
What foods do you find your body asking for and do you give in to it?