When you proudly introduce your brilliant achievements to others as a food and beverage, wait a minute! Perhaps you already need to pay attention to a disease-[food addiction].
At present, the number of obese people is increasing day by day. Among the complicated factors causing obesity, a disease called [food addiction] has gradually attracted the attention of scholars.
Food is the most important thing for the people. However, there are too many examples to prove that human intake of food has far exceeded the most basic demand.
Is what a [food addict]?
[Food Addiction] It is manifested by an uncontrollable desire for more than the body needs, especially refined carbohydrates, sugars and pasta.
These foods will be metabolized into sugar in the human body and enter the blood circulation quickly after intake. The latest scientific research shows that the faster the metabolism, the more addictive the food is.
At the beginning of 2015, a study found that refined foods such as pizza, potato chips and desserts with high sugar content are significantly related to food addiction.
The addictive behavior of these foods is similar to the abuse of large doses and high frequencies of drugs.
Are you a [food addict]?
If you meet the following characteristics, then you may be a food addict:
Can’t control food intake, especially for high sugar content food or junk food;
I have tried various ways to lose weight, but have not succeeded.
Bad eating habits. For example, after eating too much, in order to lose weight, take vomiting, laxatives or diuretics.
Feel depressed, disappointed, sad and even ashamed about their weight and eating habits.
After eating refined foods, they are often troubled by negative emotions.
Eat for emotional reasons. For example, I like to overeat when I am depressed or extremely happy.
Stealing other people’s food;
Unable to restrain one’s desire for food;
Because of uncontrollable appetite, there is a significant deterioration in physical, emotional, mental and even social activities.
How to Prevent [Food Addiction]?
Eaters don’t be nervous when they see here, it is not difficult to prevent and treat it. Let Dr. Clove tell you how to handle it within 5 moves.
STEP 1 Keep your blood sugar stable
Scientific research shows that when people’s blood sugar is unstable for a long time, especially when they are hypoglycemic, the energy supply of the brain is insufficient, which will also send out signals that they need to eat a lot, which will easily lead to overeating.
Therefore, we need to do:
- Eat a nutritious breakfast: for example, an egg or cereal containing nuts. Some studies show that long-term adherence to nutritious breakfast can well control body weight. Eat less and eat more: eat every 3-4 hours, which should contain animal protein or vegetable protein; Don’t eat for 3 hours before going to bed.
Step 2 Reduce all sugar intake
If you don’t see or eat, you won’t think about it.
Step 3: Control your appetite
Identify the foods that will make you have a big appetite. In normal life, pay attention to avoid eating such foods.
4. Sleep for 7 ~ 8 hours
Studies have shown that lack of sleep can also increase people’s desire for food.
5. Optimize the nutritional structure
- Vitamin D levels: At low levels of vitamin D, People’s hormone levels will be affected, causing people to increase their appetite whether they are really hungry or not. Levels of omega-3 fatty acids: When the level of omega-3 fatty acids decreases, people may unfortunately become obese. Reasonable nutritional supplements can control appetite: glutamate, tyrosine and serotonin in amino acids can help control appetite; In addition, sufficient intake of dietary fiber can also play a significant auxiliary role.
Eating food is a disease. Don’t be complacent, but don’t be pessimistic or depressed. While referring to the above suggestions, you should also tailor your clothes to your health.
Editor: Jing Liu