1. Crave Less Junk Food By Increasing the Satiety of Your Meals
Junk food has been engineered to hit a “sweet spot” of human palatability.
Basically, these foods cause us to crave more and more despite our bodies telling us we’re full.
They also spike our insulin levels (with sugar), giving us a brief “high”…
…and a very quick crash (or “low”).
The logical next step to get that energy “high” back is to eat more junk food. And thus the cycle continues.
But here’s the thing:
Palatability and satiety (how “full” a food makes us feel) are inversely linked…
…meaning that choosing highly satiable foods for our main meals will give us steady energy and reduce our cravings for junk food.
Eat these highly satiable foods:
Potatoes and sweet potatoes
Avoid these low satiety, high palatability foods:
Here’s how to apply this tip, step by step:
Step 1. Choose highly satiable “go-to” foods
Check out the above list, or this resource of highly satiable foods.
Here’s a list of satiable recipes to make cooking easier.
Pick these foods up from your next grocery store trip so you always have them on hand.
Step 2. Identify and eliminate