Hi Emily, I tried a couple of ayurvedic recommendations I found on the internet and in several books and they worked immediately for me! Now I am looking for good advice to beat food cravings I usually tend to get in the afternoon and evening. They will mostly be for bread or sweets and nothing seems to be able to overpower them. Do you have any tips for me besides the common ones like warm water and bitter herbs? Lots of love and light from Miss Pitta!
As I’m sure you know, cravings can come from many places. Stress is a big cause, but many people may not realize that what you eat for breakfast sets you up for cravings in the afternoon. For Pitta types, instead of beginning your day with fruit (sweet tastes) instead start with a teaspoon of a super bitter herb called Mahasudarshan, mixed with honey for taste. Follow this with a protein rich breakfast, no fruit. Drinking Brahmi tea or Tulsi tea throughout the day is good as well. Shatavari taken in the afternoon in ghee will also help calm your excess Pita and get you through the afternoon without too many cravings or hypoglycemia. And I’ve found that eating a piece of ginger or a few pinches of fennel seeds distracts my taste enough to move onto the next thing without craving sugar. Hope this helps! It’s a battle of will, but you can totally outsmart it with a few extra herbs. ;)