How many of us are always seeking an advise on how to reduce weight or tips to plan a healthy nutritious diet.
One main struggle which every single overweight person is going through is to overcome food cravings. One of the most struggling temptations is for junk food. In order to reduce weight you need to have control over your temptations.
I am sure you must have heard people complaining about how difficult it’s to win over temptations. Needless to say, it’s not easy, but those people who can gain control over temptations achieve positive results in the end.
Are you also one of those million people who loves to enjoy exotic food? Let’s all accept the very fact that eating gives us pleasure, whether it’s a mouth watering chocolate or a slice of pizza and the list is just endless! You will hardly come across anyone who is not fond of any particular kind of cuisine, the preference differs from person to person.
There are thousands of websites that are totally focused on helping overweight people to loose weight and to become healthy. So there is no lack of awareness or information about the right kind of nutrition or exercise one should adapt in order to be fit and healthy. So, where exactly the problem lies?
Let’s discuss about why – when – how these food temptations occur. And at last we will try to find a solution to gain control on ourselves to achieve a healthy and fit body. Take a diary where you will be noting down all your feelings towards gaining control over your temptations. Ask yourself that are you depressed because of some personal, professional or health reasons?
Every time you had a fight with your boss, wife or boy friend you tend to grab your favorite treat like a chocobar or packet of potato chips. In this situation the food craving are directly related to your emotions. As your mind is not at peace with yourself therefore you are not able to direct your actions in a positive direction. Stress often takes a toll on anyone so don’t think that you are alone. All you have to do is to fight against negative thoughts and do every possible thing to reduce weight.
Furthermore, the connection between stress and eating habits is quite complex. Research suggests “ it’s important to determine how an individual suffer from stress and how his/her eating habits change with the extra stress level”. It’s a proven fact that people who are suffering from severe stress level start consuming calorie packed foods.
When do you mostly struggle with food cravings?
It’s quite common that when you have a hard day, you start thinking of ways to feel good. And won’t it be awesome if you can grab some chocolate or a pack of cookies. It gives you a feel good factor for a while but – but does it make you feel the same way after you finish it? Let’s all accept it that all the food cravings are fattening!!
On the other hand if you are fit and you make sure that you workout in the gym on a regular basis then once in a while giving a treat to yourself is acceptable! But when you are trying to reduce, then fattening stuff which is oily or sweet will make you fatter.
Before going to sleep you can write down about what food you had and later which made you feel guilty! It’s very important to recognize the trigger that develops a sense of craving in your mind.
Once you know how to cope up, half of your battle is already won. Any factor that leads to food craving needs to be tackled, whether it’s your loneliness which is killing you, or the work pressure or your recent breakup.