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Kick Cravings to the Curb

Kick Cravings to the Curb


Cravings. No one is immune – not even us. They can be challenging, annoying and all consuming.

What's your love-hate craving?

For many of us cravings feel like a never-ending spin cycle. Our innocent “I’ll just have one bite” turns into a daily indulgence. Before we know it, that sneaky food sinks its claws in us, holding us hostage. Eventually that one little bite turns into a full-blown addiction and starts to take its toll on our health.

Sound familiar?

Cravings are tricky because we want to learn how to listen to, trust and honor our body and its messages. But cravings can be very deceptive.

We may think, “I’m craving a glass of wine so therefore it must be what my body needs.”

Not so fast.

Sadly, it’s often the foods we loooooovvve, crave and feel that we wouldn’t want to live without that cause the most damage in our body.

So how do we know when are cravings are an insightful signal from our body trying to help us get back into balance versus a sabotaging little beast?

Therein lies the fun. We have to be willing to deconstruct our cravings.

When venturing into this endeavor we like to start with the physical body first, and then move into the deeper inquiry where we ask, “what am I really craving?” Ask the question and then be willing to hear the answer. You may be surprised to find that a sugar craving is actually masking a craving for deeper meaning in your life or more spiritual connection.

Cravings get a bad rap, but they’re not all bad. We just have to learn how to work with them. Below are some of my favorite strategies for deconstructing cravings – because the more tools we have in our toolboxes the more likely we are to become our most healthy, vibrant selves.

Check out the tips and then leave me a comment. Are these helpful? What are your cravings trying to tell you?



With sweet love for cravings,

    Julie Peláez and Jo Schaalman

Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show. 


To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit 


Pump up your cravings for health with a class by Jo and Jules:


Conscious Cleanse Detox Flow - Jo Schaalman 


Traditional Hot Yoga - Julie Peláez

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