0

Your Cart is Empty

What are You REALLY Craving?

April 02, 2014 2 min read

We all have those food cravings now and again--often more NOW than again. It's tough to say "No" to those cravings, particularly when they come in the middle of a particularly hungry moment.
Lifehack:Did you know that video games can help stop your hunger cravings? [1] Playing video games can fill your head with pictures of the game you're playing, knocking out those pictures you have of seeing yourself noshing on a savory burger or a pint of ice cream.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Source: http://www.thefoodnavigator.com[/caption] Cravings can be difficult to manage, but thankfully there are many things that can stop your food cravings, including:
  • Cinnamon[2]
  • Green apples
  • Bran
  • Green tea
  • Nuts [3]

What's Really Going On?

However, cravings can be surprisingly specific. You may find that your mind tells you it's craving one thing, when your body is actually craving something else. Your mind is a bit of a bastard when it comes to dealing with cravings, and it rules your body. Thankfully you can trick your brain by eating the right foods to sate your cravings. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Source: http://luxcoaching.wordpress.com/[/caption] Wow! I bet you never stopped to think about what your body could really be hungering for when your mind tells it "Feed me now!"

The Skinny on Food Cravings

Most of us don't really understand where food cravings--and all cravings, in truth--come from. Understanding how cravings work can help you to control them more easily. When you are hit by the sudden lust for a tasty treat, there are three parts of your brain working: your hippocampus, your caudate, and your insula. However, recent studies [4] suggest that the memory portions of the brain also play a large role in your cravings. After all, when you're craving a food, you're really wanting to feel the way you remember feeling when you last ate that food. It's why you give in to those cravings. Did you know that blocking the opiate receptors--the part of your brain that senses pleasure--can help you to reduce food cravings? It can stop you from lusting after high fat and high sugar foods.   Fighting stress will also reduce cravings. Carbs increase serotonin levels, which causes us to calm down. When we're stressed, we want that serotonin boost, and thus we carbo-load.  
Sources:
[1] http://time.com/14021/playing-tetris-will-make-you-forget-youre-hungry/
[2] http://www.healthambition.com/stopping-sugar-cravings-cinnamon/
[3] http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/crush-your-cravings-5-appetite-suppressing-foods
[4] http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-facts-about-food-cravings

Leave a comment


Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 483 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 44 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read 2 Comments

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping (whichever is faster) with our partners at UPS. Once your order has been processed successfully we try to have your shipment prepared within 1-2 business days, and it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse.

We currently DO NOT SHIP to locations outside of the US and Canada. We DO NOT ship to a P.O. Box number.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes delivery can be delayed by circumstances out of our control, like postal & custom delays, back-ordered products or incorrectly entered shipping addresses. If there is a delay at Customs, a representative of UPS may contact you to provide your identification in order to receive your package. Please do this ASAP: Customers will be responsible for any additional shipping fees for failure to provide the required information to release a shipment.

Make sure when checking out and paying for your order that all of your information entered is correct! If you notice a mistake in your address, please try to contact us before your order is processed for shipping to avoid any missed shipments or delays. As soon as we process your order for shipping, you will receive a shipping confirmation email that contains your UPS tracking number. You can head on over to the UPS Website to see where your products are. Note: tracking information may take 1-2 business days to be updated in the UPS system

If you are not home when your package is delivered, BodyRock is NOT responsible if it is stolen. Please contact us if this happens to you and we will provide you with all the information needed to take the next steps.
Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.

Clothing

All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.