Updated: May 22, 2021
Magnesium and zinc: this mineral is used in the regulation of glucose, insulin, and the neurotransmitter dopamine; a deficiency can manifest in the form of intense sugar cravings, especially for chocolate. Zinc is needed for proper insulin and glucose utilisation. A deficiency can also lead to sugar cravings.
Take a few drops of herbs: Spleen herbs will soothe the digestion and help treat the root imbalance causing the craving.
Rest: fatigue is one of the main reasons for cravings, make sure to sleep early and well. If you are overworking, make sure to fuel your body well with proper meals, whole foods and warm teas.
Breakfast: start your day with a sweet potato or congee. You will notice that these types of meals not only keep you full and satiated, after a few days your waist will feel flatter and you may not experience any cravings because your digestion will be functioning better.
Bone broth: is rich in amino acids and gut loving nutrients will help ward off intense craving and boost your digestive function.
Indulge: treat yourself. In TICM, we always say everything in moderation, just as long as you will feel good mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically during and after you eat it.