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Why Your Brain Craves Unhealthy food

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    • Publish Date: May 15 2017 5:58PM
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    • Updated Date: May 17 2017 2:02PM
Why Your Brain Craves Unhealthy food

If you think sweet tooth is the reason behind your unhealthy body, blame your brain for choosing junk foods. Many researches have proved that it is our brain that craves for calorie-dense foods. Hence, we tend to indulge in unhealthy eating. We have listed a few effective ways that can help you to indulge in healthy eating.

Keep unhealthy foods out of your sight: Try keeping unhealthy foods out of your sight. Whether it's in your kitchen or in refrigerator, keep healthy foods in front and centre of your fridge. This way you will find yourself reaching out for healthy foods when you are hungry.

The five-ingredient rule: Avoid buying foods that contain five ingredients. Also, foods with red flag label should be avoided. These are processed foods and aggravate our inclination towards unhealthy foods.

21-day rule: It takes twenty-one days to break or make a habit. Take this challenge and eat healthy food for 21 days. You will realise that eventually, you will fall for healthy eating and automatically avoid junk foods.

Eat in portion: Don't beat all your cravings. Eat small portions of your favourite food but mind your bites. You don't have to be strict with your dietary regime. Cheat days are okay but should be eaten in appropriate quantities.

Eat craved foods in the middle of a meal: If a food craving is overpowering your mind, then it's better to have it in the middle of your meal. For example, if you eat chocolate when hungry, your brain will see it as a meal and you will end up eating more of it. But eating one square of chocolate in middle of a meal will stop your craving.

Avoid eating in front of television: We tend to eat more with sub-conscious mind. This happens when our mind is diverted somewhere else. This way eating even healthy foods can add to weight gain.

Shop grocery after eating: It has been observed that when our stomach is full, we tend to buy healthy foods instead of unhealthy ones. It drastically cuts down on the food impulse buys and we avoid buying junk foods.

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Sandhya Srinivas TRIVENI PUBLIC SCHOOL

oh..so brain is doing all this 😂.main culprit ..jokes apart ., these are seriously good tips which everyone must follow and stop eatings..i will also try to reduce eating too many junks...thank you for this useful information🙂

Deepti hegde CLARENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL

Difficult but certainly not impossible!

Anagha bhat Ramsheth Thakur Public School, Kharghar , Navi Mum

Oh , these will surely help me . Thanx a lot for these tips.

Hemalatha.G Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary Scho

It is difficult to do it, but I will give it a try. Thank you!

TARUN SHARMA Delhi Public School

Thanks, it really works

Garv Sanjeev Rana RUKMINI DEVI PUB. SCHOOL(PITAMPURA)

Wow! Great facts. Really helpful! :) :)

Akshita Pandey LILAVATI BAI PODAR (A)-SCRUZ

Our brain craves for junk food because they are tempting and delicious.

Neha Varadharajan The Orbis School

I crave for junk when I see,smell,hear about it, but this article is gonna help to maintain healthy lifestyles.

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