Are you a sweet craver, salty craver, or crave both?
When starting a clean-eating program, it gets really hard to stay focused when you start to crave sweets or salts. Like a drug, the cravings will stop when removed from your system after some time. But there is another reason you may crave sweets or salts. Your body is defiant of certain vitamins and minerals. When your body is lacking something important, it throws out signals, mostly mistaken for cravings.
If you crave the sweets, try adding a Magnesium supplement. The recommended amount consumed as a supplement should not exceed 350 milligrams per day. Good natural sources are spinach, soybeans, black beans, brown rice, and almonds.
If you prefer salty treats, try adding a Zinc supplement. The recommended amount consumed as a supplement should not exceed 40 milligrams per day. Good natural sources are beef, crab, turkey, pork, wild rice, and shiitake mushrooms.