Know your food trig­gers

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

Even just think­ing about your favourite food sets in mo­tion a phys­i­o­log­i­cal re­sponse, as you start to pro­duce saliva and your stom­ach pre­pares for di­ges­tion.

Crav­ings also lead to a surge in the hor­mone in­sulin. This then low­ers your blood sugar level, which makes you feel hun­gry — so you end up think­ing that you want a cer­tain food even though you don’t ac­tu­ally need it.

HFG TIP! When the crav­ings strike, head out­side for a short walk, or find an­other quick, easy dis­trac­tion. If the sweet crav­ing hasn’t passed in 20 min­utes, savour a smaller por­tion, so you don’t feel de­prived.

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