A 2011 study showed that overweight people increased their food intake in response to stress, despite not actually being hungry. Average weight people experienced a slight decrease in their food intake in response to being stressed!!
Desserts are a backwards response to being stressed.…
Lemmens, S.G., et al. Stress augments food ‘wanting’ and energy intake in visceral overweight subjects in the absence of hunger. Physiol Behav. 103(2):157-163, 2011.
I bet you didn’t expect me to tell you that!
Surely I should be telling you that you’re not being strict enough, and need to make even more restrictions with your eating.
You know those diets where you have to cut everything out
- Don’t eat gluten
- You must ban caffeine
- Don’t ever eat sugar
- Only eat chicken and broccoli
- All your meals must be blended into a vegetable smoothie
Dieting needs to be sustainable, and even enjoyable, and I don’t know a single person on this earth for who any of the above guidelines are sustainable and enjoyable.
You don’t need to ban any food whatsoever. That’s right
Booze, burgers, ice cream, pizza, cereals, sweets – they can all be part of your diet, provided they fit in with your calorie intake.
By completely abstaining from your favourite foods, at some point, you will crack, and it’s here where people will give up on their diets entirely,
You feel like a failure, and decide that you’ve screwed up, so may as well not bother any more.
By allowing yourself to eat any foods, however, you can never really fail your diet. If you want to eat something, you can have it, provided you account for the calories.
Are Blood Typing diets supported by science?
The upcoming video series will cover seminar material that we missed due to time restrictions. This is part 1 and discusses various diets, why they work, and why they don’t.
DIETS from Andrew Gaussen on Vimeo.