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5 Signs You Are Battling An Exercise Addiction

Exercise can get addictive too. You could be suffering from an exercise disorder if you feel that your workout regimes have become the center of your life. Most people who are addicted to exercise don't take rest days and push their bodies to the breaking point despite injuries. Often, they could also be harboring an eating disorder like orthorexia or anorexia athletica.

3 Ways Coconut Oil Can Help With Your Weight Loss

Coconut oil improves our metabolism because of the presence of medium chain fatty acids, unlike refined oils. It helps control cravings by slowing down digestion and also beating candida overgrowth. It regulates diabetes and thus prevents the cycle of obesity and diabetes development. Coconut oil can be used in smoothies and dressings. Once you are comfortable using it, you can use it in all cooking and baking just as easily as regular oil.

Switch Off Cravings In Your Brain By Eating These Foods

Nuts are the best food to beat a craving. Walnuts, specifically, are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which may improve blood lipids and other cardiovascular risks owing to the antioxidant capacity and make you feel quite satiated. Slow-releasing carbohydrate-rich foods such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, whole grains, legumes, fresh fruit and vegetables, and beverages like plain tea or coffee and herbal teas are good alternatives for people with nut and gluten allergies.
How gut bacteria can affect food cravings

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Can Affect Food Cravings

What you eat is who you are or what your gut bacteria want you to be. The gurt-brain axis is a strong neural connection. When you have larger colonies of unhealthy bacteria, they cause you to crave for unhealthy foods and ruin your mood when you don’t comply! Getting rid of them involves a planned, healthful diet, and sheer willpower. This can be hard. But once your body is colonized by good bacteria, you won't witness cravings.
How Ketosis Helps In Reducing Hunger And Cravings

How Ketosis Helps In Reducing Hunger And Cravings

During ketosis, your body breaks down fats releasing ketones from the liver. This results in a reduced appetite. This is mainly why some diets aim to induce a state of ketosis in your body. Ketosis occurs when your body does not have or is not able to use glycogen. When your body does not have glycogen, it automatically burns fat resulting in reduced hunger and cravings.

5 Signs Of Sugar Addiction You Should Know About

It’s time to run through a checklist to see if you are a sugar addict without actually realizing it. It is known that most humans have a sweet tooth. But, when does this cross the line to become an addiction? What are the signs and symptoms to look out for that can provide you the inputs on whether you are already a sugar addict? If you suffer from sugar cravings, withdrawal symptoms, are having weight gain issues or even a family history of alcohol dependence, then you should watch out.
8 Signs You're Are Seriously Out Of Shape

8 Ways To Tell If You’re Seriously Out Of Shape

Most of us put exercise on the back burner. If you haven't worked out in a while, you could be out of shape. However, there are ways to check if you're unfit. Monitor your heart rate after exercise, or take the step test and the 2 km test to check your endurance. Wide waist size, high stress, exhaustion, and sugar cravings are signs of being unfit. Inability to do push-ups also indicate lack of fitness.

The 5 Step Plan To Stop Emotional Eating

Emotional eating works on a reward based system in the brain, which is different from eating when you're hungry. When we feel low, eating makes us feel better, so we begin to binge eat. Being mindful of what you eat, it is possible to break out of the habit. Also, as opposed to just 'snapping out' of it, it is better to phase out the habit slowly to give the body time to adapt.
Ways To Conquer And Control Cravings

7 Ways To Conquer And Control Cravings

Cravings can dampen a wellness routine, so eat lots of fiber and protein. These nutrients increase satiety and reduce hunger. Before reaching for food, try drinking water. Dehydration sometimes shows up as hunger. Have a sweet tooth? Limit artificial sweeteners, which can actually worsen sugar cravings. Eat naturally sweet foods like banana ice cream. Make it a priority to meditate, exercise, and get enough sleep.

5 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Craving For Sugar

Artificial sweeteners don’t satisfy the same taste pathways as real sugar. Hence, they build up cravings. Often, dehydration is mistaken for hunger, so drink water if you’re craving sweets. Lack of sleep also increases the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, while stress increases cortisol. This hormone is linked to appetite, too. Even a sedentary lifestyle can promote sugar cravings, so get moving! To kick the craving, eat healthy sweets like banana ice cream, dates, and dark chocolate.
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9 Effective Ways To Conquer Your Food Cravings

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Foods That Will Kill Your Sugar Cravings

6 Kinds Of Foods That Will Help You Kill Sugar Cravings

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causes of anorexia nervosa

Potential Causes Of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia affects just 0.6 percent of the US adult population in their lifetime. Biological factors like family history and genetics can have a bearing on your risk of anorexia nervosa. So can psychological factors like your self-image or a history of anxiety disorders. Social and cultural factors like society’s expectations of you or your personal relationships also tend to cause the condition.
How 1-Minute Meditation Can Help You Lose Weight

How 1-Minute Meditation Can Help You Lose Weight

Chronic stress is a risk factor for weight gain, but 1-minute meditation might help. By relieving stress, meditation reduces the hunger hormone ghrelin. This is great news for appetite control. Decreasing stress also lowers cortisol, the stress hormone that promotes fat buildup. Finally, meditation also benefits emotional eating. You’ll be able to notice when you’re actually full. To meditate, focus on breathing or an object for one minute.
Midnight snacking can be due to sleep deprivation and disorders

Put A Stop To Sugar Cravings By Sleeping Better

Stayed up too late last night and need a sweetened drink or some sugary treats to get you through the day? Your sleeplessness could be the problem. When you're sleep-deprived, you tend to drag yourself around, skip physical activities, and rely on sugary pick-me-ups. Such habits don't fight sleeplessness and only contribute to you gaining more weight. Optimizing your sleep can help you cut down on your sugar cravings for good and help you stay in shape!