Don't Let Your Stomach Do the Thinking

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Food has a powerful effect on the body and chemically to our brain. When our body thinks it is hungry the brain responds by creating that I-am-starving feeling that seems to preclude our thoughts until all we want is food. Binge eating soon follows because our stomach outsmarts our brain. In this brain-game blog, we talk about who to use your brain to outsmart your stomach.

Feelings Vs. Reality

We feel hungry for many reasons. Boredom is is one reason why we eat constantly, however hunger is a strange beast. Our stomach tells us to eat even when we are not hungry. This is part of our hardwiring from the dawn of human existence. Then food was not readily available and to survive we ate whenever food was present because we never knew when our next meal would come.

In today's world, food is readily available and that is a problem when our system of survival wants us to eat all the time. To thwart that system use these tips.

1. Make a list of foods you can eat and foods that you cannot eat. If your goal is to lose weight, then make sure your go-to foods are healthy choices. If you want to find healthy snacks, then visit the Metabolic Research Center's library of menus. They have excellent suggestions for delicious, healthy snacks.

2. Make sure to eat smaller meals more often. By doing so, you keep your stomach from feeling empty and that stops the signals to your brain that you are starving. That ravenous feeling is your body's way of focusing your attention of finding food.

Outsmarting your stomach is fairly easy with a little preparation. If you'd like more information on how to lose weight and gain health, just stop by the Metabolic Research Center where there is a ton of information, resource, and even support.


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