What is the foundation of turning nutrition into a lifestyle, so your thoughts aren’t constantly preoccupied with food; so you don’t feel constantly hungry and so you don’t wonder how to trick your grueling stomach?
The answer is that you should find the right approach to control hunger and appetite. And the right approach has nothing to do with “tricking” your body and your hunger. And it has everything to do with giving your body enough quality food, which will provide it with the necessary fuel for your muscles and organs, so your brain can get to receive signals that “everything is under control” and that the proper functioning and the survival of the body are ensured.
As I already mentioned on my Facebook page, the lack of fuel for the active tissues provides the
primary signal to eat. It’s calories BURNED as energy, not calories EATEN, that determines appetite, hunger, and how much one eats. The calories that enter the mouth and stomach don’t control food intake. How the body disposes of the calories it eats, either into fat for storage or into muscles and organs for burning, determines food intake.
What does that mean? You could eat a pork steak with broccoli and then feel satiety for a long time, as well as enough energy.
And you could eat a portion of pasta with some kind of sauces and then after an hour your thoughts will be preoccupied with food again; then eat one-two slices of bread with some peanut butter and jelly and then after an hour you will be there again- wondering what to eat!
Thus the steak and broccoli, as a sum of calories will be less than the pasta, the peanut butter sandwiches and whatever else you eat.
Why does it turn out like this? The first meal makes you feel full for longer, and the second type of food even though the sum of the meals, equals more calories altogether, makes you feel the need of more food?
Because steak and broccoli is a quality food, which will give your muscles and organs the fuel they need. And pasta, peanut butter sandwiches and the other junk you pick, will just fill your stomach and provide more material for fat storage!
And after all everything comes up to that- if the food you ate will be used as fuel for your body or stored as fat. Depending on the macronutrients( fats, proteins, carbs) of the food you consumed, different hormonal reactions are taking place in your body. The type of food dictates the way enzymes partion the fuel in your body, and the hormonal response as well.
Carbs increase the enzymes and the use of metabolic pathways, which lead to the carb-to-fat conversion. The storage of fuel in the fat tissue, increases the need to eat more, while the fuel used by your muscles and organs, decreases the need to eat, because your body has already received what it needs.
That means that if you are following the logic, you would want to give your muscles and organs, what they need, in order for you to feel satiety and set yourself free from the constant thoughts about food, even when you’ve just eaten.
And here the solution is just one! Contrary to popular believe, decrease the amount of carbs you eat and increase the amount of fats!
Eat meat, eggs, fish, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, peppers,broccoli,cauliflower, bacon, olives, avocado.
Give your body FOOD and you will discover the freedom of not being dependent on food. To be free from the need to constantly eat something and the need to fill the voids in your life with food. When you “feed” your body, your mind will make space for other good things in life. You will understand that eating Is not the only good thing about life and that you have fooled yourself, that you can’t live without eating bread, sweets and other junk foods. You can! And you will feel that much better. Just forget about excuses and give it a try!
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