Without denying it, we all at some point have a desperate desire to eat things that we shouldn’t for the health of our diet and body.
How beautiful are those times in our tender childhood when we did not bother to eat another piece of cake or ice cream when we wanted to! Adult life has brought us responsibilities, including being guardians of our own image and health, so this week we’ll take a quick look at why we have these desires and how to avoid them!
The origin of famine
In fact, it is a feeling indicating a need for food, but … where did it come from?
Physiologically, hunger is caused by strong stimuli that certain substances have on our brain.
For example, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) stimulates the brain and produces stimuli that make us eat, while fatty acids (cholesterol and serotonin) stimulate the brain and make us feel the opposite of hunger: feeling full.
It’s basically a scientific explanation for the fact that we start starving when we don’t eat for a long time and lose it when we finish eating, but that’s not all, and that’s what you need to know if you want to starve. and the temptations cease to be your enemies, who betray you every time you want to do something good for your life!
Why are we hungry? 8 main reasons!
As we have seen, the most common reason is to refuse to eat for a long time, but more than that, you may feel hungry and tempt yourself:
1. State of stress.
When your brain is experiencing stressful situations, it is more actively looking for foods that are high in fat and simple carbohydrates.
They guarantee you a quick supply of energy, but at the same time, your attempts to achieve positive results that affect your body and health are useless.
2. Eat very fast.
Thus, your stomach will not send signals of satiety to your brain, and desserts will have more opportunities to make their disasters and ruthlessly pounce on your “floats”.
3. Eat foods with a high glycemic index.
These are foods in which sugar or another similar source of carbohydrates very easily and quickly enters your bloodstream (in the form of glucose, hence the “high glycemic index”), which activates a rapid and large release of insulin (to reduce this high concentration in your blood and store it in your body as fat and glycogen).
This whole process will make your brain rejoice and release endorphins due to the high peak of glucose (something that thousands of years ago indicated that we were not going to starve), but dropped so dramatically for the release of Insulin, which we clarify, is necessary for your survival (leaving glucose in your blood and not absorbing it can kill you), you will very much want to feel this “high level” again as if it were a drug, so it will make you hungrier. (1)
4. Eat low fiber and slow-digesting foods.
This is a logical rule: you will not feel constantly hungry if you eat food that takes a long time to digest, that is, keeps the digestive system saturated and saturated.
This does not happen with fast digesting foods, such as most instant foods that are bought at kiosks and fast food places …
5. Drink sugary drinks.
Your brain simply does not register the calories that you consume in liquid and solid form, because if you are not busy with your digestive system or spend 20 minutes chewing and swallowing, your body will not believe that it is took in enough calories and it will inevitably make you feel this hunger even if you already have more than enough calories to support yourself and the Viking army …
Also, these types of drinks give the effect mentioned in point 3 on a large scale, a great combination! (2)
6. Eat without paying attention.
A simple rule of thumb: the less your brain knows what it is eating, the less it will register that you stop feeling hungry, and the more likely it will consume more calories!
Thus, eating video games, watching TV, or running back and forth will have unwanted effects.
It often happens that we have nothing better than there is …
In reality, almost this reason would not become something that makes us feel hungry, because being bored does not make us feel hungry, but since we have nothing better to do … there is something tasty … um, this just not a bad option if you don’t want to maintain optimal aesthetics and health in your body …
Many times you eat because you feel that you are hungry, although in fact you are not, but because you are dehydrated. The next time you are not sure if you are hungry or not, try drinking a large glass of water (about 450 ml) before eating the first thing in your path, chances are that you are just thirsty!
Tip: A warm or hot infusion, like green tea, can further enhance this filling effect.
We do not ask you to close this material until you have learned by heart all the causes of hunger and how to fight it, and have vowed to save your life by following each of these tips in the letter.
Just think about one or two of these tips that you know may deviate from your path, and decide to test their effectiveness in your life and to achieve your physical goals! You will see that it is much easier and more efficient than you imagined!
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