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"Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life."
- Anthony Robbins
Remember the Popsicle that your mom gave you when you hurt yourself? Well the hormones (serotonin) that your body produced as a result of eating the Popsicle actually did make the pain go away.
Or, did you know that craving popcorn or wine (or chocolate or pretzels) provides insight into what emotion you're experiencing?
Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.
People find it almost impossible to manage their food cravings even with the threat of potentially life-threatening risks.
Some people overeat because certain foods increase brain levels of serotonin which promotes the 'feel-good' sensations.Unfortunately these 'feel-good' foods are not so good for our waistlines. Could this be you?? Read on to find see what emotions trigger certain food cravings.
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Did you know that certain emotions trigger certain cravings?
|Emotions and Feelings||Food Cravings|
|Tense, tired, angry, out of control||Chips, cookies, chocolate, popcorn, tea, caffeine|
|Frustration, anxiety, out of control, helpless||Potatoes, wine, carbs.|
|Sadness, Loneliness, drained, tired, sluggish||Chocolate, sugary foods, ice cream, cookies, muffins, wine|
|Boredom, unmotivated, idleness||Wine, coffee, chips, toast and tea, chocolate, popcorn|
You'll learn more about this topic all lots more in the Harmonic Health and Wellness Program. Coming Sept 1, 2007!!
Chocolate and other palatable sweet foods trigger the release of endorphins. Endorphin-release reduces your body’s sensitivity to pain. It makes you feel good. Chocolate is also rich in magnesium. I may be a sign that your body is deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Foods that contain good sources of magnesium are:fish, almonds, soybeans, spinach and other green vegetables.
Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.
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