How To Fight The Craving For Sweets

Cravings for sweets can come at any time. Usually the symptom is a simple drop in blood glucose levels, however if the sudden craving for a sweet snack appears too frequently it could be a sign of sugar addiction leading to serious metabolic diseases. Today we’re going to share with you some clever tricks how to naturally reduce your craving for sweet snacks.

  • One of the most important rules is to drink water REGULARLY. Make sure to have the right amount of it in your diet. Water will help your body regulate the hunger and satisfaction center in the brain.
  • Learn to use healthy substitutes. Once in a while, a piece of dark chocolate or dried figs instead of a milkshake or fruit cake will certainly not hurt you. Consumed once in a while, natural delights will satisfy your sweet desire. In addition. Those snacks are not full of empty calories. A square of dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, potassium and iron.
  • Wash your teeth… that’s right you read this right 😉 It really helps. However crazy it sounds, a fresh mouth makes us not want to destroy the feeling, so … we do not eat as much with fresh breath.
  • Carefully read the labels of the products you buy. Sugar is also added in various hidden forms. Sucrose, fructose, sodium glutamate are also enemies of our healthy diet. Also, be careful with xylitol, mannitol and erythritol, which are healthy sugar substitutes. We advise you to reach for pure natural monk fruit – considered to be the healthiest alternative.
  • Start using a simple trick – if you want a sweet cookie or a candy bar, first reach for water and a vegetable like carrots and celery.
  • The scent of vanilla also suppresses the feeling of hunger. If you don’t like its taste in food, buy vanilla oil and spray it over in your home.
  • If you are a coffee fan, we have good news for you. A cup of coffee will surely help you when you suddenly feel like something sweet.
  • Do not keep sweets within vision. Keep them hidden or take them out of the house at all.
  • Finally: Don’t give up.
    It may seem impossible to cut sugar, but as time goes on your taste buds will adapt to this new eating style.

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Full Harmony – Half Weight

Simply having a messy apartment can make it much more difficult to keep to a diet. Disorder itself causes stress, which can easily lead to worse food choices and more snacking throughout the day. Our food choices are more likely to receive lower-quality meals when we are anxious.

But order in the apartment is not enough. To make our diet more effective it is also very important to maintain a clean mind with internal peace and harmony.  Soul order is a very important element in the weight loss process.

Emotions often drive overeating and the end result is often the same. The happiness of eating is temporary and the emotions return. Afterwards there is the additional burden of guilt for setting stepping back from the intended weight-loss goal. This often starts the unhealthy cycle all over again with emotions triggering overeating.

So when negative emotions threaten to trigger emotional eating, here are some steps you can use to control your cravings.

YOU Time. Try to relax

For example, listen to your favorite music or do some yoga and stretching

Have a hunger reality check.

Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Give the craving time to pass.

Get support.

You’re more likely to give in to emotional eating if you lack a good supportive network. Lean on family and friends or consider joining a social group.

Fight boredom. 

Instead of snacking when you’re not hungry, distract yourself and substitute a healthier behavior. Take a walk, watch a movie, play with your dog, read etc.

Hopefully some of you are now surprised to understand how keeping order can help us with our weight goals. Now after reading this article we hope it will be easier for you to motivate yourself, starting from the inside 🙂

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How to Increase your Endorphin Levels Naturally

Endorphins are amazing little neurotransmitters. They can make you feel more positive and a lot less pain. They can fill you with energy and reduce the stress you feel. And the best thing about them is this: You can benefit from them any time you want to.

Here are seven surefire ways to naturally increase your endorphin levels:

Breathe it in (the vanilla or lavender, that is)
The aromas of vanilla and lavender have been shown to possess the ability to naturally boost your endorphin levels. Vanilla is good for reducing anxiety and lavender can reduce pain. So breathe it in.

Get a little ginseng
It comes in pill form, as a powder or even mixed into juice–and it can release endorphins and block stress. It is ginseng, naturally.

Work it out
You've heard of the "runner's high," right? It's the rush of energy euphoria long-distance runners experience sometime around mile four or five. Well, it's really "anybody's high," because anyone can experience it–as long as they're willing to work out hard.

What came first, the endorphin or the laugh? The answer depends. Endorphins will probably increase your willingness to let loose and laugh. But then again, laughing releases endorphins.

Make love
Having sex is really good for you. Not only does it bring you closer to your partner and burn calories, but it also releases endorphins. No wonder it's so much fun.

Eat chocolate
How to Increase your Endorphin Levels Naturally | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Services This one might sound too good to be true–but it's definitely for real. Eating chocolate has been proven to increase your endorphin levels. Just make sure to enjoy it in moderation or you might be forced to spend more time working out.

Get your groove on
What type of music do you like best? Jimmy Buffett or Jimi Hendrix? Eric Church or a church choir? Maybe you like a little bit of everything? Whatever you like, listen to it. Music, like chocolate, sex, laughing, working out, ginseng and sniffing certain scents, releases endorphins.

When you think about it, endorphins are great, and so are all the things that release them. So release them already!

Why You Need to Unplug for Better Health

Why You Need to Unplug for Better Health Society is fast-paced. Technology gives everybody instant access to breaking news and status updates. All day, every day.

But if everything is moving so fast, why is everyone so sedentary?

The culprit could be the very tools and toys that bring us all the information. Think about it: When people are connected to their technology, they're not moving. They're sitting on the couch, lying in bed, snacking on their favorite sugary treats while they check out their friends' latest status updates.

So what's an information junkie who wants to lose a little weight supposed to do? Well, the first step is to unplug–from the iPad, smart phone, laptop and tablet.

Sound painful? Don't worry. Here are seven reasons why it'll work (and why it won't hurt as much as you may think):

It's not permanent  Don't cut the power forever, just long enough to get some exercise–30 minutes a day. How much can you really miss in 30 minutes?

Less stress What causes more stress eating than work emails? Don't check your work emails from home and you'll see your stress level drop, meaning you won't be as likely to reach for those comfort foods. Less stress equals less stress eating, which means you lose weight.

Why You Need to Unplug for Better Health Friends Would you rather text with your friends about your weight, or get out there and actually lose it? That's right, you want to lose the weight, so unplug and go for a walk with your friends.

More (of the right kind) of play There's no better way to burn calories than spending some time playing. No, that doesn't mean playing Candy Crush Saga. It means playing with the kids. Unplug in the afternoon and you'll have more time to do just that.

You'll sleep better One minute you're lying in bed doing a little online shopping, the next minute it's past midnight you have to get up in five hours. The next day you're too tired to work out, so you skip the gym. That's not a good way to lose weight. Unplug earlier in the evening and you'll get a better night's sleep.

More time What's the number one excuse for not working out? That's right: not enough time. Unplug for a while you'll have plenty of time to get around to working out.

It's fun Losing weight in the real world is more fun than anything going on in the virtual world. Hands down. Guaranteed.