There are three reasons why cravings are driving you to eat.
1. Insulin resistance:
Consuming a high carb diet raises insulin and keeps your blood sugars low, so you keep craving carbs. In this situation, you will eventually develop insulin resistance. Your cells will be hungry and craving carbs all day long.
2. Low Fats:
Fats are necessary to allow you to be satisfied, especially when you’re doing intermittent fasting.
3. Low micronutrients:
Micronutrients are incredibly important, especially when it comes to getting rid of cravings and hunger.
What Do I Eat To Feel Satisfied?
If you consume all of the nutrients that your body requires each day, you will be satisfied and healthy. If you are consuming the ketogenic diet without nutrients, your diet may be keto-friendly, but you may still feel hungry.
The foods that you see over and over on the list below are nutrient-dense and will satisfy your nutrient deficiencies.
As you fix insulin resistance, you have plenty of healthy fats, and you have plenty of micronutrients—you should get rid of carb cravings.
You can get trace minerals by consuming: • Seafood • Liver • Seaweed • Grass-Fed Beef • Salmon
Water-soluble vitamins: • Vitamin C (veggies, berries, sauerkraut) • B Vitamins (Folate – greens, liver) (Other – eggs, meat, liver, fish, nuts, seeds)
Minerals: • Magnesium (greens, avocado, seeds) • Potassium (veggies)
Fat-soluble vitamins: • Vitamin A (liver, eggs, cod liver) • Vitamin D (sun, eggs, cod liver) • Vitamin E (greens, sunflower seeds) • Vitamin K1 (greens) • Vitamin K2 (grass-fed dairy, duck fat)
EFA: • Fish • Algae AA: • Eggs
What Can I Drink?
The best beverage choice while in ketosis is pure water. Choose filtered or spring water, sparkling or bottled.
Other Healthy Keto choices include:
Carbonated drinks unsweetened or sweetened with xylitol, stevia or erythritol
Apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon, added to 8 ounces spring water
Unsweetened almond milk
Coffee in small quantities, preferably only one cup a day
Tea, you may drink tea through the day if it is naturally decaffeinated.
Many people use tea to help them fast longer when they begin to combine keto with intermittent fasting.
If you use cream, use organic half and half or whole cream. If you can get grass-fed it would be even better.
It’s good to add some electrolytes to your water, to help your transition to ketosis. Your body needs these minerals, especially potassium, magnesium and even sea salt.
What Foods Can I Eat?
There are recipes available for the foods below from this website: https://www.drberg.com/the-healthy-keto-diet-for-beginners#guide3
Keto Breakfast Meals
Asparagus and Bacon Frittata
Cheese and Onion Omelet
Keto Lunch and Dinner
Bacon Cheeseburger Wrap
Salmon Cabbage Bowl
Ketogenic Chicken Pot Pie
Keto Steak Salad
Chicken Cobb Salad
Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bomb
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pound Cake Muffins
Put a stop to cravings with the Healthy Keto diet and Intermittent Fasting. Want to learn more? Please search for Healthy Keto or Intermittent Fasting in the search field of this Blog.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video 3 Reasons Why You Crave Carbs and Are Not Satisfied
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Keto & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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