Why do we crave certain foods? Why do some people try everything but still can't lose weight? Are there any biochemical or neurological reactions involved that could be keeping us stuck in bad habits and stop us from making healthy choices? Angela uncovers all this and more in this episode. She explains some of the nutritional deficiencies that can create common food cravings like chocolate, sugar and salty foods. She sheds light on the role of adrenals and thyroid in diet and weight loss as well as the impact of neurotransmitters on carbohydrate cravings and impulsive tendencies. This show will empower you to take back control over your choices and your health.
Show notes and resources
- Headspace - a great mindfulness app to help you gain some more clarity and peace in your thought life, lower your adrenaline and cortisol levels, this is great to do before eating to help improve your digestion.
- CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - this can be helpful for people dealing with
3 Take Away Keys
Focus on balance. Don't beat yourself up - your amazing! Just aim for the 80/20 rule - 80% healthy, real food and enjoy your 20% guilt free. Don't go all or nothing as this never works long term.
Find out the cause of your food cravings - is it a nutritional deficiency? Is it a neurotransmitter imbalance or a under active thyroid or adrenals? Address these and you will start to notice you are more empowered to make healthy choices!
Take small steps. One at a time. Going cold turkey often does more harm than good. It's the small changes made over time that produce long lasting results. How do you begin a journey of 1000 miles? By taking the first step.
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