Eating ... Gaining Weight ... How to Control Urge to Splurge
I confess: I'm completely addicted to Pringles. My determination weakens every time I think about munching into one, hearing crunch, and getting that first taste of its salty flavor. Pure heaven. Although you don't flip over chips, probably there's another food that lures you into refrigerator or pantry cabinet. According to one study, 97% of women (compared to 68% of men) experience cravings on food.
How do you control these urges that drag you in an intoxicated shape away from your diet plan and down into swirling vortex of pleasure? I researched on topic to give you expert advice on how to enjoy that art called eating without turning in into a feeding frenzy. Read on - and never again feel guilty about eating a chocolate chip cookie.
Take Charge of Your Eating Habits.
Try to control number of food cravings you experience. It appears to be impossible for humans like us, but if you psyche yourself and develop fewer cravings, then slowly you'll submit to fewer cravings.
According to one study of nearly 500 women, researchers found that women who received a daily 1, 200 milligram calcium supplement reduced their number of premenstrual food cravings by 54%. To reach same result by getting needed calcium intake from food, rely on skim milk and yogurt. Sounds a bit difficult for all lactose intolerant? Try some calcium-fortified foods or juices like cheese and calcium-filled orange juices. If you don't feel you can get sufficient calcium from food, make up difference using a supplement of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate.
How about something relaxing? When you're anxious, body produces more of hormone cortisol, which may increase amount of carbohydrates you want to eat. Sweets or carbohydrates temporarily increase our levels of serotonin, making us feel calm and relaxed.
Thus, one way of helping curb your sweet tooth, rent some videos, text your funniest friends, or schedule a spa weekend. Why not have a bit of chocolate once in a while? When you begin including small amounts of these forbidden foods into your diet, a funny thing happens: You don't crave them anymore.