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How to kill your food cravings

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If you’re trying to lose fat from your body, you need to know about food cravings. It is necessary because food cravings other reason why you consume more food and consume foods that are tasty but which add more fat to your body. If you know how to kill your food cravings, it is more likely that you’ll be successful in reducing the extra fat and weight. Let’s find out how you can kill your food cravings.

Eat oats in the morning

Recent studies found that oatmeal is the best breakfast that you can have if you want to stop cravings. Oats contain healthy fats and those fats can trigger the production of satiety hormones in the body which help in preventing cravings for up to 7 hours. Dieticians also agree that when you consume a bowl of oatmeal, it can help you to feel full for a longer duration. Another scientific study found that is if you eat oatmeal for breakfast, you’re likely to consume 31% fewer calories at lunch in comparison to people who skipped breakfast or ate a bowl of corn flakes.

Think about the results

If you want to kill your cravings, this is a psychological technique which will help you to do so. Scientific researchers used MRI scans to examine the brain activity of people who looked at pictures of tasty and delicious food. That created a fixation and breaking that fixation was possible by thinking about the negative, long-term consequences of eating the food. When people thought about the negative impact of eating the food, it lit up reasons of the brain related to willpower. That can definitely help you to resist the temptation of eating something which is not good for your hips and waist size.

Avoid the hot spots


If you want to kill your food cravings, you will have to identify the hot spots of your cravings and avoid them. Researchers found the most effective mindfulness-based technique that can help you to control cravings is to simply break your usual habits. One such usual habit is to go to the hot spots where you find foods that you like. Always avoid those hot spots whether they are at your office cafeteria, pantry or the mall that you visit. You can always plan your lunch or dinner well before time so that you don’t have to go to the easy to have and ready to eat options.

Know your triggers

Your environment definitely a has a big impact on your eating behaviour. Research done on this subject found that visual cues like food packaging, plate shape and socialising can result in overconsumption of food. You can make a conscious choice to remove all such temptations in your home and workplace. If you can find out the triggers that make you overrate or eat things that are not good for you when you’re trying to lose fat and extra bodyweight, you can always put aside such triggers. Make a conscious choice to remove search temptations today and that will help you to avoid the foods and snacks that are making you obese and overweight. Keep them out of sight and you will be able to give them out of your mind.

References 1. Leptitox
2. Change in food cravings, food preferences, and appetite during a low-carbohydrate and low-fat diet
3. The Craving Brain