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70 The Cravings Cleanse: A Mindset Makeover

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is all about Cravings! It’s what this show is all about and it’s especially important in the New Year! Today you’ll hear a little about my own personal story and how I came to discover the truth about our cravings.

I was raised in Portland, OR by 2 hippies! We lived on an old organic farm and my Mother actually had a gardening radio show. Knowing where my food came from was something that I grew up with. It didn’t matter though, because I still became a sugar addict. I spent every dime of my allowance on candy and soda. My sugar addiction even got so bad that I began going to the church down the street by myself, because I discovered the kids in Sunday School got cookies and Kool-Aid! I started working at a coffee shop at the age of 14. I was a dishwasher and got to lick the bowls of icing before I washed them! Heaven!

As an adult the sugar ended up catching up with me:

  • I gained 30 pounds
  • I was exhausted
  • I started to get depressed
  • I was bloated
  • My menstrual cycle was a mess
  • I was getting migraines almost everyday
  • I was eating handfuls of Advil to deal with the headaches

I finally went to the Dr. and told him what my symptoms were. I left there with 2 prescriptions – Prozac and painkillers! I have prescription drug abuse in my family, so I know the downward spiral that these prescriptions could bring about. I made an appointment with a different Dr. to get a second opinion. He talked to me and discovered that my eating was causing most of my issues. This set me on the path to healing myself.

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“The “diet gurus” don’t help you love or understand your body, your cravings, your habits, or help you feel better about YOU.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Financially it was a stretch for me to embrace healthy eating
  • I screwed up and got off track occasionally when I started
  • Within 2 weeks the fog lifted and the headaches went away
  • Over the next couple of months, the extra 30 pounds dropped off
  • My body got rid of all of the inflammation and it was a miracle
  • This change in my own health caused me to change careers so I could help others

“If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight.” -Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • My boyfriend and I came up with the idea for the film Super Size Me
  • In the making of the film, traditional Dr’s weren’t convinced Morgan would be negatively impacted
  • Super Size Me was the launch of my first steps in my new career
  • My divorce was extremely stressful
  • I was vegan but began craving meat
  • Nothing I tried would cure my cravings
  • When I listened to my body, my body felt great
  • My body told me that it needed something different that what I was feeding it to be healthy

“If your have cravings for certain foods, your body is telling you what it needs.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • There are 4 root causes of cravings
  • Yeast and bacteria in your body crave sugar
  • Meat cravings can be cause by iron and magnesium deficiencies
  • Many of us are overfed but under nourished
  • Cravings can have an emotional origin
  • Cravings can be caused by physical inadequacies
  • Even as adults, we need to play more

“Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any weight loss program today” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Resources Mentioned:

The Cravings Cleanse is an 8 week program I created to deal with cravings. The group starts January 27th. Sign up today to get tons of extra bonuses that make the program a no-brainer!

The program addresses:

  • Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any program today
  • Moderate intakes of foods that cause inflammation will keep the extra weight on
  • If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight
  • Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Sugar, Caffeine – the Toxic 6
  • It’s a complete mindset makeoverYour thinking can become in tune with your intuition and your body
  • Learning how to take excellent care of your body
  • Unwinding the body’s attachment to these cravings
  • You have the freedom to choose what is right for you body every time
  • It’s a safe place for you to bring your true self

This program gives you access to me every week in our meetings, in a way that normally only my one on one coaching clients have. Sign up today!

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