19 – Coping with food cravings

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Why Do You Continue to Eat When You’re Full? by Joseph Mercola¬†http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/mercola29.1.html

If you get stressed out from lack of sleep, you’ll have a harder time coping with cravings

Ghrelin and leptin are factors in satiety and appetite, but the mental factors are more important and have greater effect

Sentence completion exercises are extremely useful for coming to terms with one’s motivations and subconscious thoughts and feelings

The key is to remedy self-conflict, so that you can achieve your goals and have a healthy, happy life!

It’s important to pay attention to the eating contexts that you’re putting yourself in, but ultimately you choose what to eat

Famous article by Gary Taubes:
What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie?
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html

“Endocrinology 101” concerns the insulin/carb factor for body fat regulation

6 Tips to Control Your Food Cravings, Part 1 http://www.amenclinics.com/blog/2611/6-tips-to-control-your-food-cravings/

A not-so-favorable review of Dr. Amen’s perspective…
PBS Infomercial for Daniel Amen’s Clinics
http://www.skepdic.com/skeptimedia/skeptimedia30.html

In order to achieve your ideal weight, there’s no need to focus mainly on brain chemistry and supplements to supposedly alter it

Instead, examine your choices from a psychological perspective

5 techniques for busting cravings (from Jonny Bowden’s book _Living The Low Carb Life_)…

1) eat fat and protein every few hours
2) avoid any junk carbs (including lots of complex carbs)
3) never let yourself become famished; carry protein/fat snacks
4) get enough sleep!
5) learn to recognize the emotional triggers for cravings…

The practices of self-acceptance and self-healing are vital to the process of becoming integrated without persistent self-conflict

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