How to Put a Stop to Food Cravings
Don't you hate it when you commit yourself to losing weight only to find that you're being haunted by food
Is there anything that you can do to put an end to these food cravings and finally start getting your body into
There is, and you'll probably be astounded at just how easy it is to get control of your food cravings and
stop emotional eating...
A Vicious Cycle
First, did you know that food cravings are actually caused by your hormones? That's right, and before you start
saying that there is nothing you can do about the condition of your hormones think about it again. There are two
hormones which play a key role in food cravings:
Leptin and Cortisol.
Contrary to common understanding, the way that these hormones operate in your body (for better or worse) is
determined by the way you eat and by the level of stress in your life.
For example, Leptin controls the way that your body burns and stores fat, and it also controls levels of either
hunger or satiation in your brain. So it's this one which communicates to your mind whether or not you are hungry
or to stop eating.
The problem is that stress and anxiety cause your Leptin level to drop which makes it difficult for you to
tell when you're hungry and when you're full.
But the real problem is that excessive body fat causes an overproduction of Leptin which causes your brain to
build up a resistance to Leptin. And what happens then? You guessed it!
Your body is no longer able to tell when it's time to stop eating. To add to this, the more
starches and sugars (simple carbs) that you eat, the more out of whack these hormones get and the more mixed up
your body gets about when it's hungry and when it's not.
This is how your emotional desires become the determining factor as to whether or not to eat... after all, it's
hard for your body to know if your horomones are out of whack.
So is there anything that you can do about this?
Controlling Your Hormone Levels
There are many things in your environment that can cause your hormones to go out of whack, but the most common
causes are as follows:
1. Excessive stress
2. Excessive sugar consumption
3. Eating too many processed foods
So if you can find a way to cut excessive stress out of your life, cut back on sugar consumption and start
eating more natural and organic foods, you can actually get your hormones working for you in your fight against
The most common of these is sugar consumption, since so much of our food contains excessive sugar for the sake
of making it sweet.
Now, you might be thinking: "Okay, you're telling me that to stop eating sugar is a way of getting control of
sugar consumption...duh!" But think about this: now that you're aware of where these cravings actually come from,
how much easier will it be for you to make these adjustments?
In the case of food cravings, the faster you start limiting stress, eating more naturally and cutting excessive
sugar consumption out of your diet, the easier things are going to get for you to lose weight fast.
So hang in there, take these simple steps and in time, your food cravings will start to vanish.
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