There will be a day, for no reason at all; when you will suddenly feel the rush for a roasted chicken, a hot pizza or chocolate cupcakes. Actually, there is a science behind it and there is a way to control this phenomenon.
It’s hard to control yourself not to get your object of lust, especially when it’s a chocolate bar filled with vanilla. The next thing you will know is you are licking off your fingers to not let a pint of chocolate wasted.
Do you ever find yourself yearning for specific foods to your disadvantage? When you give in to your craving, you will lose the control. When you can’t resist it, perhaps, this can be a sign of a health problem.
According to the health experts, there are effective ways to deal with this problem. The USDA Agricultural Research Service conducted a weight loss study. According to them, individuals who lost more weight gave into their yearning for more caloric foods, but did it less regularly compared to their bigger counterparts. There is a trick to it, chose the low-fat option available.
According to a Tufts University study, ninety-one (91) percent of females said they are experiencing strong food cravings. Willpower is never enough to resolve this issue. These urges are influenced by “feel-good” chemicals in the brain like dopamine. These are released when you eat some types of foods. They cause a rush of ecstasy that the brain searches over and over. To efficiently deal with your cravings, you need a plan to stop this natural cycle. This can help in preventing that unnecessary weight gain.
The next time you are in trouble of refusing a greedy urge for a double-choco cake, ask yourself if your body really needs it. There are expert advice tailored to fight those desires for your wellness.
The Science Daily reported that in an experiment, people who crave for chocolate were becoming more scatterbrained than those who weren’t experiencing cravings. It appears that during a craving, a large part of the human brain power is centered on that food so people have a difficult time focusing on other important tasks.
You can try to imagine a blue sky or the smell of lavender to stop your cravings. You can also do some easy visual task to curb your urge to get that food.
Surprisingly, one of the best ways in curbing your cravings is by turning off the T.V. One study among college students suggests that those who watch the most television were more prone to weight problems than those who spend lesser time in front of the T.V. There is a strong connection between T.V moment and food consumption. The longer time an individual is exposed to photos of junk food commercials, the more he will crave for them and other foods. Turn on some of your favorite music or grab a book the next time you long for a bag of cheese flavored chips.
You might not consider frequent food cravings as a serious health issue that you need to seek some help from the doctor. Actually, it is the right thing to do to resolve this kind of urge. A doctor has the right answers to unexplained things you are experiencing when it comes to food.
He or she will definitely agree that cravings can contribute to weight gain and not even the most expensive forskolin pills can help you block all the added calories. Dietary supplements are created to work as a weight loss aid, but not as a magic bullet. You may ask him if your craving for ice is already an indication of an undiagnosed anemia.
Some health specialists consider that it is probable that the ice alleviate inflammation in the mouth caused by deficiencies in iron. The New York Times published an article stating that some individuals go through bags of ice daily. To relieve this kind of craving, they can take iron supplements.
The EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or also known as psychological acupuncture has been proven to decrease cravings without needing for strong willpower, which usually fails. The method is performed by a highly-skilled professional that proficiently combines the tender tapping on the different pressure points while focusing on certain thoughts and emotions.
It is also very crucial that you reflect and ask yourself if you are stressed out. When the human body is under pressure, it releases cortisol. This is the hormone that sends signals to the brain to look for rewards. Comfort foods packed with fat and sugar mainly “apply the brakes” to the stress system by blunting cortisol.
This is explained by Norman Pecoraro, PhD, who studied the physiology of stress. The study was conducted at the University of California in San Francisco, USA. When an individual gets the food in reaction to the negative feelings such as sadness or anger like a few white chocolate cupcakes after a fight with the boyfriend, she unintentionally makes a commanding connection in the brain.
This is an archetypical brain conditioning. The food will be coded in the human memory center as an answer to an unlikable emotion or experience. If you cannot control your cravings now, there is a high tendency that when you face that same issue again, the brain will possibly tell you to get the chocolate cookies.