Have you ever had that craving for something so bad that you break down and have it....then you can't stop and now you're eating everything in sight?! We all just nodded our head yes. Lol.
There is a reason we can't put down the bag of chips and it's embedded in our brains. We love sugary, salty, and fatty foods. When we eat these foods, dopamine neurons in our brain become very active, eliciting feelings of pleasure that encourage you to go back for more.
Trigger foods generally combine sugar, salt, and fat in some combo to make our taste buds go crazy, making it hard to turn it off. Examples are:
Potato Chips (Salty/fatty)
Peanut Butter Pretzels (salty,fatty,sweet)
The best advice we can you give is to avoid foods that are going to overpower your taste buds and will power at the same time. Instead, try to DIY a healthier version of that snack using simplier ingredients. The internet is full of recipes, go explore!
Check out this article to learn more on this topic: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/02/26/172969363/how-the-food-industry-manipulates-taste-buds-with-salt-sugar-fat
Workout of the Day
12 Rope Climbs (Alternate with Partner)
*Scale seated or feet elevated on a box*
30 Thrusters (95/65) (Split equally)
400M Run Together