I’m still hungry, how do I deal with cravings?

We love chocolate at 11 am, sweets at 4 pm, desserts at any time of the day… especially when we are tired and stressed. And as long as we try to quit smoking, nothing can stop us. Good news: we can get rid of uncontrolled temptations by moderating our appetite with plants, homeopathic granules and trace elements. It works !

The homeo solution

We always have a good reason to eat more than we need, to crack down anytime. “And for these different causes, there are targeted homeopathic remedies”, assures Dr. Albert-Claude Quemoun.

* For a so-called “paradoxical” craving, which is not caused by a real need for food, but by stress, idleness: take IGNATIA in 9 CH, 2 granules when you feel the urge to rise.

* When the need to snack is reinforced by smoking cessation : combine IGNATIA (same dosage) and TABACUM in 5 CH, 2 granules 3 times a day and with each craving.

* When hunger is exacerbated during exam period for students, or during intense work in general : take ANACARDIUM ORIENTALIS in 9 CH, 2 granules 2 or 3 times a day and according to the peaks of appetite.

* And if we are really hungry when we are on a diet : take ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM in 9 CH, 2 granules 3 times a day and instantly when you are hungry. Or ARGENTUM NITRICUM (same dosage) if the desire is for specifically sweet foods, especially in case of feverishness.

The oligo boost

Systematic hunger at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the end of the day, often associated with a feeling of weakness or even feverishness, can signal a lack of magnesium. We compensate by a suitable supplementation: mini-dosed tablets of 48 mg (one at the end of the morning, one at 2 p.m., one at 5 p.m.).

The little trick: combine 10 to 20 drops of Silica (Dissolvurol) when taking magnesium. This facilitates the penetration of the trace element into the cells.

The aroma response

“Forget the little hunger pangs, the pure desire to snack, it’s possible, just by inhaling an essential oil of grapefruit available in an olfactory stick”, assures Alexia Blondel. Its smell is fresh, tart, and it sends the brain a message of gourmet satisfaction. As if we were eating a sweet. Try it, you will even salivate quite quickly, which will also help digestion at the next meal.

The method : it is not enough to quickly inhale a little aroma, it is also necessary to take the time to rest, to relax the upper body and to do a little abdominal breathing. What to relax effectively and also to fight against the stress responsible for the urge to eat. Inhale the fragrance for 3 seconds and exhale for 6 seconds. Do a series of 10 breaths.

The trick: give the essential oil time to act, and the brain to send the message of satiety. It may take half an hour, after inhaling grapefruit essential oil, to feel the effects.

La solution home made

Drink! But water with half a lemon or squeezed grapefruit. The calorie intake is very low, you are refreshed and you still have ingested something to wait before the next meal.

Crack? Possible at 4 p.m., especially you have not eaten starchy foods at noon. But then take a fruit (apple, pear…) and / or some dried fruits (1 or 2 apricots, some cashews….).

Plan … You are very hungry at 7 p.m., you are going to have a drink with friends, and dinner is far away. To avoid falling for the extra-calorie savory sweets, eat an egg white (55 calories on average) before the festivities, but not the yolk which is much richer. You are armed to remain reasonable!


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