Are sweets like cookies and cakes making your mouth water? Do you think that those potato chips are close to reaching the pinnacle of perfection? How about a hefty slice of piping hot pizza with two kinds of cheese on it? It’s possible that the reason you’re craving a certain food right now is because of the way you’re feeling, and vice versa, the food you eat has a direct influence on how you’re feeling.
When you have intense cravings for food, your body is attempting to maintain its delicate hormonal balance, which may give the impression that an experimental torture device created by a mad scientist is at work. The unfortunate truth is that your brain and gut collaborate to determine the foods that you choose to eat. This means that if you consistently choose low-quality foods that are low in vitamins and minerals and contain high levels of unhealthy fats, sugar, and even contaminates such as glyphosate, aspartame (found in diet foods), MSG (monosodium glutamate), or high fructose corn syrup, your body can turn into a ravenous monster looking for its next “kill.”
If you continue to “feed the monster,” you will essentially be hungry all the time like a beast and crave more “bad” foods. The good news is that you can control those horrible food cravings by choosing better foods. The following are a few things that have been shown to be effective in taming the beast: Dark chocolate helps to promote a feeling of bliss by supporting the creation of the neurotransmitter anandamide.
Plant-based protein will keep you full for longer, and even though it takes some time for the body to process these proteins, eating a hand full of almonds, for example, won’t clog up your digestive tract. This also prevents you from “stress eating.” Plant-based protein will keep you from “stress eating.” The omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in foods such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, and flaxseed oil are known to improve one’s mood and regulate the chemicals that are secreted by the brain. According to research, they can also help regulate urges for certain foods. The last thing you want to do is give in to your monstrous food cravings and keep eating. You’ll be able to convince the monster to calm down as soon as you start eating better.