Manage your cravings withmindful eating
Help, Im addicted to chocolate! Forget superman and saving the city. Most days we feel like we need to send asmoke signal to a superhero that saves us from ourselves when it comes to cravings and the dreaded S word. Dietitian, Nutritionist and mindful eating specialist Christina Turner gives Oxygen readers the ammo to control those sweet cravings before they strike!
Why do we crave foods?
If you crave that “feel good” feeling from food, there’s a good reason. When we eat, neurotransmitters like dopamine, endorphins and serotonin can be released. There is an evolutionary reason for this. If food didn’t taste good and give us pleasure, we would never have known to search for it and survive as humans.
A lot of the research into food addictions has only been performed on animals but some interesting results are coming through. When animals have access to highly tasty foods such as those high in sugar - and then have it taken away (the fancy word for this is intermittent access) - they will binge. However, when the sugar is readily available all the time, the chance of bingeing is much less.
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Manage your cravings withmindful eating Help, Im addicted to chocolate! Forget superman and saving the city. Most days we feel like we need to send asmoke signal to a superhero that saves us from ourselves when it comes to cravings and the dreaded S word. Dietitian, Nutritionist and mindful eating specialist Christina Turner gives Oxygen readers the ammo to control those sweet cravings before they strike!
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