Emotional eating - eating as entertainment

November 18, 2007

 Emotional Eating
 "I eat to satisfy hunger inhuman." "I eat because I'm bored, lonely, I'm married (married) or vice versa." "I eat because I pass by a coffee house, a shop or stall with fast food." "I eat because I drank a lot (a), I am at a party (a party)." "I eat because I do not want to offend my mother, who worked so hard and prepared," "I eat because I do not want to keep up with friends, I do not want to deprive yourself of the pleasure." And finally, "I eat because I have a bad mood."

Some of these excuses overeating you know, is not it? Then you know that your weight problem is closely related to the fairly common - emotional power. Power to you has become a favorite way of avoiding problems and negative emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code

It is this mental attitude is to blame for the fact that you over and over again, "breaks down" with dieting. So, are you ready to finally curb your appetite, start to manage its own weight, and the whole life?

First of all, there is no magic bullet that will help you once and for all get rid of excess weight. First, you must learn to control food intake and "turn off" the appetite. Only in this case, you will be able to successfully lose weight and maintain your desired weight.

Let's start the journey on the road to a better life. The first step - to pass a little test to determine how much your emotions affect food.

Honestly answer these seven questions and then find out the meaning of your answers.

 Emotional eating - eating as entertainment

When was the last time you ate too much:

  • Have you felt a sudden attack of hunger or appetite freewheeling gradually?
  • Hungry, you feel an irresistible urge to eat something?
  • During the meal, you pay attention to that put in the mouth, or simply ate all indiscriminately?
  • Can you eat nutritionally beneficial products or to satisfy the appetite you need a certain, not always helpful, the food?
  • There you have feelings of guilt after eating?
  • Have you overeat under stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   or to drown out the negative emotions?
  • Quickly you eat?

 Emotional eating - eating as entertainment

Now, find out what your answers mean

  • Emotional hunger comes on suddenly due, in contrast to physically due to starvation, which occurs gradually. The first signal, which feeds the hungry body - rumbling in the stomach, gradually growing more and more, and finally developing into hungry spasms; but it's a slow process that is radically different from hunger emotional origin, appears suddenly under the influence of external events or experiences.
  • Unlike physical hunger and emotional hunger demands immediate satisfaction. Physical hunger can wait and emotional - not.
  • The difference between physical and emotional hunger is the level of concentration in food consumption. For a satisfying physical hunger, you can choose different products, while not losing a sense of reality and are able to monitor the power supply. You notice how much and what to eat and stop eating when there is a feeling of satiety. Emotional hunger does not distinguish between products and is not subject to reason. Emotional hunger is very difficult to satisfy, because even after saturation of appetite disappears.
  • For a satisfying emotional hunger often require certain foods, such as something sweet or spicy, such as your favorite cake or ice cream. Physical hunger turns into a delicacy any food, even raw carrots and cabbage.
  • Emotional hunger is often replaced by a sense of guilt and promises longer afford not to indulge. Physical hunger has nothing to do with guilt, because you know what you eat not because they really wanted to, but because the body is required.
  • Emotional hunger is caused by an external factor, such as an event or related experiences. Physical hunger is caused by the body's physiological needs.
  • Satisfying physical hunger, you savor each morsel of food, but the quenching emotional hunger, you eat, no time to feel the taste of food. Suddenly, looking at the plate, you find that ate a pound of ice cream.

The study, which was attended by 17,000 people, who could not endure to the end to any diet, showed that their failures are due to emotional problems, in most cases, associated with low self-esteem or increased emotional vulnerability. For many women, successful diet for some time, returning to a normal diet, they found her husband's infidelity when faced with troubles at work, at home or had to deal with the illness of parents or children. Perhaps you've also interrupt the diet for similar reasons.

The main thing you need to learn - to count calories, suffering from emotional hunger, is like trying to run a marathon, lying on the couch at home. It is absolutely pointless. To curb the emotional hunger, you need to remove the psychological factors that cause it - remember how real he may seem, emotional hunger does not arise in the stomach and head.

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  • the psychology of weight loss

Useful than a grapefruit - fruit hidden features

December 8, 2014

  • Useful than a grapefruit - fruit hidden features
  • Slimming

 How useful grapefruit
 Bitter, astringent or a slightly sweet taste like grapefruit, not all - at least, it is very few people come to taste the first time. However, it is to love, especially after learn useful than a grapefruit.

In one grapefruit medium size contains only 41 kcal, 58.7% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C, 7.2% RDA of pantothenic acid, 6.6% RDA of copper, 6.5% RDA of vitamin A, 5.6% RDA of fiber, 5% of the RDA of potassium, 4.2% RDH biotin, 4.1% RDA of vitamin B1, 80 or other useful substances, which are also part of this fruit.


Useful properties of grapefruit

  • The high content of vitamin C

It is known that vitamin C has the ability to strengthen the immune system. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as grapefruit, can relieve the symptoms of colds and prevent various infectious diseases. They also protect against the effects of free radicals, so that they may be useful in disorders associated with inflammation, such as asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
 . Due to all of the antioxidant properties of vitamin C helps prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • Lycopene

Lycopene contained in the pink grapefruit, is also a powerful antioxidant Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits  Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
 That can exert an antitumor effect. One study showed that regular consumption of foods rich in lycopene Lycopene: Natural ingredient for youthful skin  Lycopene: Natural ingredient for youthful skin
 For example, pink grapefruit, along with green tea, reduces the chance of developing prostate cancer. Other sources of lycopene are apricots, tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, guava.

  • Limonoids

Limonoids - phytonutrients contained in grapefruit may inhibitory properties tumor growth, promoting development of an enzyme called glutathione S-transferase-. The enzyme initiates reaction in the liver, resulting in toxic compounds easily dissolve in water and excreted. Besides, in the pulp of grapefruit (citrus and other) contained glyukaraty - compounds which help to prevent the development of breast cancer.

Animal studies and laboratory experiments using human cells showed that limonoids may fight cancer of the oral cavity, skin, lung, breast, stomach, and colon.

Recently it was found that limonene is contained in grapefruit - one of limonoids, which is readily absorbed by the body. In citrus, including grapefruit, present a form limonida as limonin glucoside - i.e., the compound of limonoids with a glucose molecule. When this substance enters the digestive tract, the body "picks" glucose, which it will use as a fuel and releases limonene.

During the experiment, sixteen volunteers were given different doses of limonin glucoside. Blood tests showed that the concentration limonin in blood plasma of the subjects reached a maximum six hours after his admission, and at five limonin traces of blood were found 24 hours later. Limonin bioavailability and to remain in the body for a relatively long time is now considered one of the reasons why grapefruit, together with other citrus fruit can limit the growth of cancer cells. Most other natural anti-cancer substances remain in the blood plasma is not so long; For example, phenols contained in green tea and chocolate, can only be active for 4-6 hours.

  • Lowering cholesterol levels

The composition includes grapefruit pectin - a substance which, judging by the results of experiments on animals, may slow the development of atherosclerosis. In one such experiment the animals were fed food containing a large amount of cholesterol, and gave them derived from grapefruit pectin artery narrowed on average by 24%, while in the animals treated with the same power, which prevented pectin, it narrows to 45%.

As is well known, atherosclerosis is closely associated with elevated cholesterol levels. All kinds of grapefruits help reduce its level; with daily use of grapefruit cholesterol level may be reduced by 10-20% in just thirty days. This pink grapefruit lowers cholesterol twice as fast as white.

  • Improving vision

Grapefruit contains large amounts of beta-carotene, which is required to maintain and improve vision. It is assumed that one grapefruit per day is sufficient to slow the aging changes that result in impairment of vision and better able to cope with eye fatigue.

  • Prevention of arthritis

Salicylic acid is contained in grapefruit helps to remove calcium deposits in the joints, which eventually may lead to the development of arthritis. A particularly effective means for the prevention of arthritis is grapefruit juice, mixed with one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

  • Gum treatment

People suffering from bleeding gums How to prevent bleeding gums: important rules  How to prevent bleeding gums: important rules
 It is recommended to eat two grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice of 1-1.5 cups a day.


How useful grapefruit juice

In general, grapefruit juice and grapefruit comparable to their desirable properties and no particular difference in what you eat a grapefruit. However, for those who carefully plan your diet may be important are listed in the following table differences.

Grapefruit juice



100 g

100 g





162 mg (35% RDA)

135 mg (3% RDA)


9 g (3% RDA)

11 g (3% RDA)


0.5 g (1% RDA)

0.8 g (1% RDA)

Vitamin A

440 IU (8% RDA)

1,150 IU (23% RDA)

Vitamin C

38 mg (63% RDA)

31.2 mg (52% RDA)


12 mg (3% RDA)

9 mg (2% RDA)

Moreover, grapefruit juice may protect against kidney stones. According to one study, people who drank 0.5-1 liters of grapefruit (or apple or orange) juice a day, the probability of stone formation significantly decreased.

Otherwise, grapefruit juice, grapefruit and the like, can prevent the development of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases, protection from cold and reduce blood cholesterol.