A new study found that when people don’t sense enough satisfaction from food, they overeat to compensate. It has to do with the brain’s please chemical, dopamine. Earlier research showed that overweight people have fewer dopamine receptors in the brain. With fewer dopamine receptors, it makes them more vulnerable to compulsively eat food and become obese.
The good news is that you can control this tendency. Don’t overload your diet with unhealthy foods- the more you eat them, the more you’ll crave them. Instead find healthy and satisfying replacement. Try smoothies- we have two great ones- Strawberry Banana Smoothie and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. These are really simple recipes and the smoothies are healthy, fill you up and keep you full for longer.
But once every week, allow yourself to eat anything you please. Yes, you heard that right- anything you crave! This will help you maximize the pleasure from your indulgence and since you won’t be completely deprived, you’ll stick to your diet plan better.Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo