Control Your Cravings! What you are craving – What your body actually needs

Of course when changing your diet and lifestyle your body will go through many changes, getting rid of bad toxins in your systems, change of taste and smell, different food intake and of course craving things you once had.

I’m so glad I found this list and can share it with you!

I know I for one have said many times “hmm Im craving sugar I wonder why.” Or “Im craving pasta! Why is this?”

If you are craving food on the keto diet and it food that is not on the green list, its OK there is a reason for this, so dont jump off the wagon and go eat a whole tub of cookies and cream ice cream!

When you are craving something its totally normally, its just your body’s way of telling you it needs a nutrient.

When thinking “hmm chocolate.. chocolate I NEED CHOCOLATE!” Dont ignore it and starve yourself crazy, check out this table below. As you can see your body is actually telling you it needs Magnesium. So you can fill this craving by having a small amount of nuts and seeds.


Controlling Your Cravings What You Need What to Eat
Chocolate Magnesium Nuts, seeds
Sugary Foods Chromium Broccoli, Cheese
Carbon Spinach
Phosphorus Chicken, beef, eggs
Sulphur Cauliflower, broccoli
Tryophan Cheese, lamb, liver
Bread, Pasta, Carbs Nitrogen High protein meat
Oil/Fatty Foods Calcium Cheese, Broccoli, Spinach
Salty Foods Chloride Fish
Silicon Nuts, seeds

Keep this chart on your fridge, its great if a 3pm craving comes along! You can thank me later! 🙂


Laura x