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Cravings Killing Your Weight Loss? Here's the truth about why they happen (+simple solutions)

Here's the truth about why cravings happen (+simple solutions)

Are you battling intense food cravings and hunger every day?

Do you feel like you can't fight them off no matter what you do?

Do you find yourself eating to cope with stress, or for quick energy?

​If you're like many people, you may be struggling with weight loss because of your cravings. In this video, I'm going to share with you the truth about why cravings happen and what you can do to overcome them. I'll also share with you simple solutions that will help you lose weight and keep it off long-term.

​If you're looking to keep your hunger and cravings at bay so you can finally reach your weight loss goals, let me help you take the first step to overcome your cravings and start your weight loss journey today!



In this episode, we go over 3 of the common reasons you might be having cravings and also cover tips/strategies to overcome or manage these cravings without having to rely on willpower.



Summary

3 common physiological triggers for food cravings:


1. Blood sugar: When the glucose levels in your blood drop, you start to feel hungry and tired, causing you to look for food.


2. Nutritional deficiencies


examples

  • savory food (e.g. chips, cheese): sodium (salt)

  • chocolate, nuts, seeds: possibly magnesium

  • essential fatty acids/nitrogen: fish, beans, nuts

  • chewing ice: iron

  • red meat: iron


3. Hormonal imbalances

  • hunger and fullness hormones leptin and ghrelin: ghrelin and leptin signals regulate our sensations of hunger and fullness by sending signals to the brain for food intake.

  • Stress hormone cortisol: chronically elevated stress levels can lead to feelings of hunger, blood pressure problems and increased blood sugar.

  • Sex hormone estrogen

Bottom line:

Our body strives to stay in homeostasis, which is a state of balance and optimal function.

If you work with your body not against it, you don't get as many cravings, which makes weight loss and maintenance much easier.



Solutions

  • balanced meals at regular intervals: prevent blood sugar crash.

  • water

  • Incorporate complex carbs with good-quality fat and protein into your diet

  • Check what your body actually needs

  • Distraction techniques


Resources

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2. If you're ready to fast-track your progress and say goodbye to yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, constant snacking, and binge eating and finally lose weight for good, make sure you check out the Stop Binge Eating Program, which gives you a proven, step-by-step roadmap to help you lose weight for good without feeling deprived!



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