Dr. Oz said this on one of his shows. He explained that the body will crave food, even if it is not officially "hungry." If you eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods, you will satisfy your body, and it will not crave high calorie, empty foods. It really hit a cord with me.
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats & cholesterol. So when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins & minerals. On the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you in reducing weight.
Honey & warm water: drink 1 tbsp honey with 1 cup of warm water.
Honey & lemon juice: Many drink this formula 1st thing in the morning (honey, warm water & lemon juice).
Honey & Cinnamon: Take 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp of honey & 1 cup of warm water. Mix & drink on an empty stomach.
One thing my body has told me is that I will crave more food if my nutritional needs are not met, whether I've eaten 2,000 calories or 5.000 calories. As an example, if I've eaten 5,000 calories of mainly simple carbohydrates, my body still will call out for the protein and other nutrients I've missed. If I eat a lot of complex carbohydrates and meet my protein, etc. requirements, I won't feel the cravings.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.