When we think of addictive substances, we conjure up images of alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs. Rarely do we think about food as something that is addictive but is something that is possible. Think about your relationship with food. If it's at a place where you would like to be able to have less of it on your plate then this is the article for you!
When on your weight loss journey, important nutrition factors is eating higher quality food and less food if you need to decrease your calorie consumption. Let's take a look at where this desire for food and specifically high fat and sugar foods come from.
Our cavewomen ancestors thousands of years ago didn't have a grocery store around the corner to stop by after a stroll with the mammoths. Hunting and gathering their food, they valued foods with high fat and sugar since this was needed for survival and was harder to find. Our bodies are literally wired to desire and want these types of foods because it was so essential for preservation.
Fast forward into the modern day world, this genetic wiring can prove the be more of nuisance than something beneficial. It's also frustrating that science has proven the more unhealthy foods you eat (and their amounts), the more you crave these types of foods. The secret to overcoming overeating is to slowly dial back. By doing so, your body's hormones will change in a way that you will start desiring less food and unhealthy foods. To accomplish this, you will need to know how to develop a good habit which will be the topic of an upcoming blog so stay tuned!
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