By :- Ms. Renu Puri & Ms. Vanshika Saigal
Recent studies show that majority of the office-going people discontinued their weight loss regime due to their inability to control hunger pangs during work hours.
More than 50% of the corporate professionals want to regain their ideal weight that they had at beginning of their corporate career. 8 out of 10 surveyed, accounted the unnecessary snacking, social as well as self-induced for the increased weight.
Can there be a solution to this?
People, who want to lose weight or have been on a diet think that the only solution is to reduce the total calories’ intake from their diets. However, people eating more vegetables and whole foods while cutting back on sugar, processed foods, and refined grains, lost significant amount of weight over a period. That is to say that the people who worked on the food choices, rather than the total calorie count, found a long sustaining success.
What causes these food cravings?
Contrary to popular belief, it is the brain and not the stomach which is the main culprit. How a person is feeling or the mood of an individual also dictates when the cravings set in.
Major causes of food cravings are known to be due to:
Some tips to tackle food cravings
A well-balanced diet can encompass of all kinds of foods, if eaten in moderation. Below are some tips to tackle food cravings:
- Eating filler foods, which contain protein, is one of the best ways to break those food cravings as it reduces them by 60%.
- Stay hydrated and control the hunger by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
- Try and control your particular cravings for 21 days and avoid unhealthy foods. Our taste buds change over time if we avoid eating trigger foods for a set period. The body develops a new habit of healthy whole foods and you won’t crave the junk as it won’t taste the same.
Ultimately, you must control how and what you put in your bodies. Take charge and change the diet so that the brain doesn’t crave the unhealthy junk.
So, are you ready to take your cravings head on?