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How to Rewire Your Brain to End Food Cravings

(Mark Hyman, MD) I’m a food addict. We all are. Our brains are biologically driven to seek and devour high-calorie, fatty foods. The difference is that I have learned how to control those primitive parts of my brain. Anyone can this if they know how. In this article, I will share 3 steps to help you counteract those primitive parts of your brain that have you chasing high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods…
1.) Balance blood sugar.
Blood sugar highs and lows drive primitive food cravings…
2.) Eliminate liquid calories and artificial sweeteners
Try sticking with water and green tea. Green tea contains plant chemicals that are good for your health. And, last but not least, don’t succumb to the diet-drink trap. The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks fool the body into thinking it is ingesting sugar, which creates the same insulin spike as regular sugar.
3.) Eat a high-quality protein at breakfast
Studies show that waking up to a healthy protein, such as eggs, nuts, seeds, nut butters or a protein shake help people lose weight, reduce cravings and burn calories.
Community: There are many practical ways to build impulse control.
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