Steal Kelly Ripa's Sweet Strategy For Combatting Stress Eating

The reasoning, he shares, is that those sugar cravings are basically your body crying out for fuel and when you try to squelch that urge with more of the saccharine stuff, it kicks off a never-ending, ultimately unsatisfying circuit. 

“We eat sugar because it’s addictive and then the body burns sugar because it wants to get rid of it,” he explains. “It’s the most acidic stuff you can put into the body. It’s driving up inflammation and the body’s so smart it wants to burn it off, it wants to get rid of it. We eat it, we burn it and then we crave it because of that viscous cycle.” 

But when you start adding his strength-eating foods, eats that are high in magnesium and other minerals, such as green juices, vegetables, soups and salads, “it cuts that craving,” he says, “because you’re giving the body the things that it truly was craving, which was the minerals.”

And that’s just the start. The program is broken down into three-day intervals, each block involving fueling up with a new healthy nutrient. 

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