How To Stop Sugar And Junk Food Cravings?

How to control cravings for junk food and sugar? 

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Sep 15, 2020 15:26 IST
How To Stop Sugar And Junk Food Cravings?

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'Junk food', these 2 words make up a massive part of the problems of those trying to lose weight or those who try to eat healthily. Are you trying hard to win over your junk food cravings? What do you feel that the burger is calling out to you? If yes, then don't worry. Probably, this article will be able to provide you with some advice for a healthy life and how to defeat junk food on your quest? After all, it looks the same, and we are not to accuse of that excessive junk food craving that we experience and inescapably give in to at ease! New research has also declared that people are (in actuality), programmed to relish and love sugary and fatty foods more.

  • What is the first rule, according to you? To set unattainable goals of steering clear of junk food? It's a complete no as you should not promise to “eat healthy for another one year”. The window of your time should not be that long, as the chole bhature (odd and oily) from the Dhaba does not seem to be a big slip. So, the first rule focuses on making achievable goals. 

  • What is the second rule? The second rule comes with the most prominent mistake, i.e. skipping meals. What is the stablest plan to beat junk food addiction? The best way is to eat at regular intervals of time (small meals throughout the day). This rule suggests that you snack less when you feel full. What to eat during work? Carry fruits or sprouts to eat between meals.

How to get rid of sugar cravings naturally? 

One excellent method to get relieved from the sweet desire is suggested by a professor of biochemistry, Richard Feinman, PhD (at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York). Cited in Women's Health magazine, Feinman says that do you crave for sweets, (after your meal)? If yes, then for just about an hour, think of a sizeable sizzling steak (a nice full meal). If you are craving, the steak will sound great, but if it does not, then you are being played by your mind. So what to do now? You should either do something or drink water to divert your mind from the craving!

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What is the other way to get rid of sweet cravings? 

Here is another way and that is to get rid of stuff that you do not wish to eat. Always go shopping on a full stomach! Do you know why? You will find that you are not choosing the deep-fried snacks and the high-calorie biscuits. Do you have any on those on your shelves at home? If yes then, bin them or give them away. Do you wish to see what you eat? Then you have to know what you order or purchase.

Evolutionary studies on CRAVINGS

Researchers of evolutionary studies believe that our forefathers, as part of their survival mechanism, were depended on high-calorie meals. This information has been carried down through development, and now individuals automatically move for high-calorie junk food because our minds have grown thriving on to know-how is it safe for us. What other circumstances impact junk food craving? Apart from this evolution, modern-day disorders such as anxiety, depression, and anger also influence such desires.

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