“It was a hard day at work, I deserve a nice pizza and chips”.
“I left me, now I want to eat chocolate and ice cream to bursting.”
“I’m tired and I need some sugar”.
How many times have you found yourself thinking or saying phrases like this? Or maybe you’ve heard the saying by some of your friends or family?
In the most difficult and stressful, it is quite normal to try food in a comfort and a relief.
Unfortunately, this remedy the discontent did not seek ever in vegetables or in oily fish, nuts or legumes but rather in a range of foods in the long run end up hurt us.
In fact, to give us the greatest sense of fulfillment and satisfaction are artificially produced foods, fortified with precise mixtures of sugar and fat, or fat and salt. These foods only be so irresistible that we lose so easily control.
Chips, snacks, candy, fast food, sweets are examples of foods produced specifically for generating a maximum contentment, said bliss point, which is also the reason of the dependence that is created for them.
In fact behind the bliss point is the release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that we perceive as satisfaction and fulfillment.
Once you try this pleasure is difficult to give it up, and so we end up eating those foods too frequently and in excessive quantities.
It is therefore clear that many of us eat to compensate for a negative emotional state, excessive stress and a lack of other forms of fulfillment. We do not go looking for energy, calories and nutrients, but of pleasure, pampering and indulgence.
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But we often forget that junk food can in turn foster a low mood and then literally helps to produce a vicious circle from which the person is really hard to get out.
Body and mind are closely related and that’s why I always speak of mental and physical health. You need to aim simultaneously to the welfare of both body and mind and sometimes to change eating habits you need to find sources of pleasure and fulfillment that are not related to food intake.
Many of us eat to compensate for a negative emotional state, excessive stress and a lack of other forms of fulfillment. We do not go looking for energy, calories and nutrients, but of pleasure, pampering and indulgence.
To help you regain control over your power, I propose some content that allow you to have a general introduction on the first steps to put in place and the thing to pay more attention.