Dependent on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the main factors determining the growth of obesity and alarming rates of other diseases. Even those who ‘ know what’s right “cannot help but seize some chips.
Cravings for sweet and salty are generally considered responsible for the assaults on the unhealthy products, but how do we stop them?
The truth is that processed foods contain carefully chosen flavors and other sensory factors destined to create more powerful dependant.
This is in stark contrast to the whole foods, whose taste and texture was created by nature and thus cooperates with the body to meet hunger and nutritional cravings.
As we discussed in a previous article, food manufacturers have led-type junk science to incredible levels, flavorings and artificial ingredients used for reaching that threshold euphoric “can create a real confusion for metabolism our body.
For example, the sweetness from artificial and deprived of sweeteners calories tends to confuse the metabolic response to sugar, exacerbate such as obesity and diabetes. The body simply doesn’t let the sweet taste tricked without calories, such as send signals to the brain to continue to eat, because it has achieved a sense of satisfaction.
Fortunately, there are solutions for unhealthy food cravings. One of the most effective strategies is intermittent fasting, together with some changes in nutrition to help regulate metabolism.
Another useful technique that addresses the emotional appearance of self-control is emotional healing technique.
What triggers dependence on processed foods and snacks?
Before talking solutions, let’s look a little at what causes food cravings. You probably know that the sugar creates a greater addiction than cocaine, but is not the only culprit of food addictions. Another reason is the way the producers of food combining different flavors and textures to create products that addictive. This science is not used only for chips, cupcakes and carbonated drinks, but for all processed foods, spices up the pasta sauce.
Food industry researcher Steven Witherly has studied the taste and flavors that are dependent in the last two decades. In his work: ‘ why do people like unhealthy food ‘ shows a wide range of specific foods that awakes your senses and taste buds. For example, the reason people love corn chips is the result of a combination of factors: corn chips contain many activators ‘ taste, ‘ such as salt, sugar, MGS and other condiments trigger a strong salivation. Chips are fast melting in your mouth, which carries ‘ dynamic contrast and feeling of quality ‘ — two parameters that contribute to sensations of pleasure. Chips of corn have caloric density. The proteins from cheese create casomorphine of pleasure-and addictive- when they are digested.
Other trade secrets with unhealthy foods
Two main factors make unhealthy food consumption experience to be enjoyable. The first involves the taste, and how we feel the food in our mouth. The second is the macronutrient content of food.
As explained earlier investigative reporter Michael Moss, author of Salt, sugar, fat, food manufacturers are making great efforts in order to find the perfect combination of salt, sugar, fat, and added flavors that would excite the nerve center receptor of the brain, thus ensuring that we continue to eat. Besides these things, the food industry uses and other strategies to increase dependence on their products.
These include dynamic contrast. It occurs when a combination of contrasting sensations pleasurable sensations occur, such as when the flies from a crunchy chocolate crust filled with a soft cream.
Answer by drooling, which triggers the taste and sensations of pleasure. Examples of foods and/or ingredients that produce saliva include butter, chocolate, ice cream, fast food, and Maione.
The foods that melt in your mouth quickly transmitted to the brain that you eat less than you are eating actually, despite the fact that you eat with many calories. A prime example of the snack that led to perfection this is the specific sensory Response Cheetos. Flavorings, or aroma, tend to diminish sensations of pleasure. In short, ‘ you get bored of the same ‘ flavors. The palate may be bored by a flavor even after several minutes.
How can we then get away from the trap unhealthy foods?
First of all, as with any other program of elimination of addiction, the less you eat, the less often you will want to eat, as your body “escapes” from the clutches of these dependencies. Nutritional quality of growth is a factor. If the body gets all the necessary nutrients, will send the appropriate signals to the brain that you will stop when your body’s nutritional requirements are met.
Intermittent fasting — one of the best ways to eliminate sugar cravings. One of the most effective ways that I know of to eliminate the craving for sugar and get rid of the extra weight is intermittent fasting, that helps you reset your body so it will burn fat instead of sugar as the main source of energy. When sugar is not the main source of energy and when sugar reserves in your body, your body will no longer ask for sugar.
There are many variations of intermittent fasting. If you are part of that percentage of 85% of the population with insulin resistance, my personal recommendation is to keep the post daily just by scheduling meals in a short period, 6-8 hours. I think that this method is simpler than fasting for 24 hours or more, twice a week.
Once you’ve regained your ideal weight, and do not suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and do not have problems with cholesterol, can be less rigid fasting. However, perhaps it would be best to start this type of food scheduled from time to time, to make sure that it does not revert to old bad habits.
To understand how you can post, but also eating on a daily basis, you need to understand some basic things related to metabolism. Most people need a range of 8 -12 hours for the body to burn sugar stored in the body in the form of glycogen in the liver and the muscles. Most people don’t and never depletes glycogen reserves because they eat three or more meals a day and are in a State of “feast”.
This educates your body to burn sugar as the main source of energy and inhibit its ability to fully use fat as an energy source. Therefore, in order to function, the length of the post must be at least eight hours. For example, you can restrict meals between 11 a.m. and 7 in the evening. Basically, you skip breakfast and get lunch as the first meal of the day. That means I keep a post 16 hours — double the minimum period required for the depletion of glycogen and for switching to burning fat.
Do not forget that, although most people fail to switch to fat burning after several weeks of intermittent fasting, you might need a few months to educate the body to use enzymes that allow the fat burned the body to burn fat as the main source of energy. So don’t give up!
Again, once you’ve adapted to burn fat and you have regained normal weight without hypertension pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, you should schedule your meals only occasionally. Once you maintain your ideal weight, you can return to the three regular meals if you wish.
Real food is the solution
Combined efforts of food manufacturers to make their products to create more and more dependent on their secondary side effect were unhappy to stimulate your metabolism to burn carbohydrates as the main source of energy. As long as you function on carbohydrates, you will continue to desire to consume-this type of food.
The solution is to lose the number of processed foods that you eat and replace them with whole foods quality. Remember, carbohydrates should be replaced with healthy fat to metabolic alteration could be made successfully.
Intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways to get rid of unhealthy food cravings, especially for sugar and cereals. No matter how deftly combined the flavors in these foods, your cravings will decrease dramatically and may disappear altogether, as soon as your body begins to burn fat instead of sugar.
To protect your health, my guess is that 90% of the budget should be spent on food, and only 10% or less for processed foods. Unfortunately, most people are doing exactly the opposite, which explains in part why many struggles with these unhealthy food cravings.
Don’t forget that, virtually all processed foods are designed to develop an addiction and it’s very hard to find products that do not contain large amounts of sugar or carbs that create addiction. If you’re limited by a budget, to pass on a diet with whole foods may seem difficult. Here are some strategies that may help you: be thrifty: here’s your grandmother, if it lives, can help you with advice, in order that more elderly generations know more about using a scrap of food or food for use as many tables. What I mean is that you have to go back to classical cooking and meal preparing in multiple tables as it was ones before.
Plan your meals: If you don’t make a plan, by definition your planning will fail. Ideally, you will go to meal plan through markets, which should have low prices on the products of the season, and you can plan your meals depending on it, or you can use the same principle for discounts at supermarkets. In general, you can plan your meals for an entire week in advance, you can buy all necessary ingredients, then make certain things before dinner, so to be easily trained if you don’t have enough time in the evening.
Avoid the wastage of food: according to the latest studies, people throw food usually equivalent to a rich meal. The two steps described above will definitely reduce the wastage of food.