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Emotional Eating - Our Emotional Dependency on Foods

Fad diets with all their major intentions do not discuss our emotional dependence on food. Our desire for food is closely linked to our moods and events today. For people who are living under emotional stress on a daily basis, they are forcing them to seek positive help. This release is satisfactory for 5 - 10 minutes a day. Food is a major source of this relief. Turning to comfort food is a learned behavior because we realize that food makes us feel better motivated to repeat our behavior without much thought. The indulgence of this food is initially shaped by the strong positive emotional response of what we eat resulting in a strong desire for this food. Eventually this behavior became established and became a very difficult habit to break.

Sugar and carbohydrates can be a powerful sedative for many people. Food relieves, soothes and relieves anxiety. The excitement of the meal evokes emotions such as satisfaction, happiness and happiness. It is wired in our brain that food rewards and becomes sought after when we feel proud. Eventually, food becomes a mechanism for suppression of those living under extreme stress or emotional turmoil. The long-term effects of using foods to cope with life, especially sweet or fat foods, are obesity, health problems and depression.

The good news is that there are a lot of foods that promote healthy emotions or mood. There are foods rich in nutrients and essential amino acids that can provide a high mood and satisfaction. Carbohydrates provide the needed help. Carbohydrates include cereals, wheat pasta, brown or wild rice, barley, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Vegetables are also part of the carbohydrate family that is packed with all the essential nutrients our body needs to function optimally. The key is to have this food when we feel weak.

Many people choose to go on a low-carb, low-fat diet to lose weight quickly. Following a high protein diet without carbohydrates will only result in short-term results because it is impossible to maintain this long-term diet. Research has shown that carbohydrates help in the production of chemical serotonin hormones. Serotonin is one of the keys to controlling your appetite and minimizing sugar and starch cravings. Limiting carbohydrates quickly reduces serotonin levels, making you feel drained and dissatisfied. The brain will begin to give strong signals to take in carbohydrates that will cause cravings for these foods. It's hard to hold a signal because you won't feel satisfied or full of other non-carbohydrate foods. As a result, you may confuse unhealthy carbohydrates such as salty snacks, desserts or breads. This will provide some relief, however, and the lasting effects may end up on a heavy scale.

The way is to eat the right carbohydrates at the right time every day to curb your cravings and avoid carbohydrates. Most people crave carbohydrates before evening and all night. To avoid carb-overloading after dinner, get half a loaf of wheat bread dipped in olive oil 20 minutes before dinner. This will increase your serotonin levels to take advantage and prevent you from eating too much at dinner. At dinner, it's important to eat carbohydrates such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, or wheat pasta. Be careful about the size of your part. In the evening, if the desire persists, try eating popcorn pop with some butter and a cup of hot chamomile tea. Cravings can also be managed through stress-relieving strategies such as warm baths, strolling around the neighborhood or reading a book in a quiet room.

We may struggle initially because we tend to make choices that require less thought and energy. Breaking our emotional cycle dictates our attention and perseverance. Changing your brain and re-learning new behaviors takes time, patience and planning. After some time, we will find satisfaction from other sources that are stressful or give us the pleasure of releasing us from the understanding of the emotional eating cycle.



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