Recently, I came across an article about crushing cravings. Due to the scientific research that was conducted, I thought I would share!
Everyone has them, but do we all know about how to control those cravings? You are not the only one in this battle! There has been scientific research conducted that proves that if you are craving a particular type of food, you are deficient in certain nutrients.
Craving Crusher #1: CARDIO
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to pick up a cheeseburger or a cookie on days that you don't work out? We have all done it! Last year, a study from the University of Wyoming made an intriguing discovery: Cardio exercise reduces appetite. Now, don't get me wrong we are all hungry after we work out, but we tend to choose better, healthier options, which reduces are calorie intake on exercise days versus sedentary days--- but not only do we tend to choose a healthier option -- the secret is in our hormones. When we exercise, it causes a spike in the production of a hormone called ghrelin. Once this hormone spikes, it tells our body to eat a lot, but the ghrelin release also causes a cascade of other hormones. This hormone release tells our body to eat less, not more. What a great reason to keep moving!?!
Craving Crusher #2: WATER
Now, I tell all of my clients if you are hungry and it's not time for your next meal drink a bottle of water. Same thing goes with cravings. Once, you begin to have cravings drink a 16 oz. Water immediately! Drinking the water will help signal to your brain that your filling up and should decrease your craving for food. Not only will you drown your cravings you will stay hydrated as well!
Cravings Crusher #3: EAT MORE FOOD
All of my clients that I train, or write meal plans for, have a hard time with the first week because they are not used to eating 5-6 meals a day. It is good for your body to eat more frequently!! Let me repeat that, IT. IS. GOOD. FOR. YOUR. BODY!
Eating every 2.5-3.0 will help speed up your metabolism, which will contribute to burn and melt off the fat! Someone that eats more frequently throughout the day and someone that eats the same amount of calories, but in three big meals will gain weight or continue to maintain because their metabolism is not working fast enough---- EAT. EAT. EAT. Obviously, I mean eat healthy snacks in between meals such as almonds, apples, fruit, etc.
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Craving Crusher #4: CHEW GUM
It is interesting that you can trick your own brain. A recent study conducted, proved that if you chew gum in the morning, you are less likely to eat a large lunch--- an average of 70 calories less! The chewing motions have neurological effects, that signal your brain that you are eating, even if you are not taking in calories-- how great is that!?
I'M CRAVING CHOCOLATE:
I'M CRAVING BREAD:
I'M CRAVING SODA:
I'M CRAVING SALTY FOOD:
I'M CRAVING OILY SNACKS:
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps you with your fitness journey. After overcoming many obstacles myself, I have made it my goal to inspire men and women to make the scary, but incredible transformation! If you want to lose weight, gain muscles, get your body back, I encourage you to join my Raining Sweat family! Your Time Is NOW! What are you waiting for!?!
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