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Having a Walk May Stop Chocolate Cravings

Posted Nov 18 2009 10:00pm

If there’s one thing wrong with us human beings, is we can have bad eating habits and eat foods that are not particularly good for us, and as we know one of these particular things tends to be chocolate and there is one big downfall to eating chocolate and that is the amount of sugar that it tends to contain.

Because of the ingredients that are used in chocolate such as fat and sugar. It can be very easy to become addicted to these substances, and hence we tend to eat too much of it far more than we should do normally.

A lot of people have difficulty in breaking addictions to chocolate, but when you realise what is actually inside it it’s no wonder why. So is there another alternative we can use to stop our cravings of chocolate? Well perhaps there is and it’s not as complicated as you may have thought it would have been.

Some researchers in Exeter , discovered that if you take a brisk walk for 15 minutes, it will stop the cravings for chocolate. Twenty-five people, who would normally eat chocolate didn’t eat any for five days and also exercised for 15 minutes.

Then walked then rested, and at the same time they were asked to do things, which would normally make them want to eat chocolate. Which included having some sort of mental challenge and they were asked to eat a bar of chocolate to see if they wanted it or not. After having there 15 minute walk.

After the exercise period the participants said that there craving for chocolate was a lot lesser but not as much when they were resting. Which proves the theory, this may be a similar effect, which has discussed in a document recently about exercise and smoking cigarettes, the same mechanism seems to be in effect.

The scientists who conducted the study seem to think that somehow exercise alters the brain chemistry, so you no longer crave food or any other substance that you may desire. So you could probably apply this to other things as well as chocolate, so when that box of chocolates or chocolate biscuits is saying “eat me eat me” all you need to do is ignore the cravings go for a walk and you’re set or is it that simple.

Have you yourself noticed that the more exercise you do the less likely you are to crave sweet foods? it’s always nice to know that the theory works in the real world as it were.

Source http://www.sciencedaily.com

Post from: Weight Loss Blog (Lose That Tyre)

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