So, it is usually said that if we really want chocolate, it means that the body lacks magnesium. But this is not necessarily the case. «The fact is that we form certain eating habits: observe yourself, you will surely notice that you want chocolate at a certain time. For example, when you watch TV or sit at the computer. The brain is used to this bundle: sit down in front of the screen — eat chocolate. If you break this habit, the craving will decrease. Just eat a couple of chocolate cells at some other time and stop eating in front of the TV and laptop.»
However, it’s not just a matter of habit. Cravings for sweets, including drinks, can arise from lack of sleep. Do you remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep? That’s it: with the help of sweet, the body tries to compensate for the lack of sleep. This is unlikely to work, but the extra pounds are provided.
When you want pastries or other simple carbohydrates — pasta, bread and butter — it can mean that you do not have enough energy. In this case, the only solution is to provide the body with these same carbohydrates, but not in the form of buns, but in the form of whole—grain bread, for example, or even better — porridge from whole grains.
«Eat slowly, enjoying every bite, so that not only the stomach is happy, but also the brain, too,» says Lindy Cohen.
The craving for fatty and fried foods is explained even more simply: you really don’t have enough fat. But not in the form of French fries or fatty meat, but in the form of healthy fats — avocados, fish, nuts are ready to provide them to you.
When you want salty, you lack, oddly enough, vegetables. In addition, turkey will help reduce cravings for salty — its meat contains tryptophan, from which your brain will be delighted, it will forget about pickles. In addition, try to drink more water — it helps to remove excess sodium from the body, thereby protecting us from an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.