Unhealthy Foods – Why we Eat them


unhealthy foodsUnhealthy foods are eaten by millions of people around the world everyday. Some reasons are psychological and some are biological. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Eating unhealthy foods is a habit. Many people are raised on ethnic or regional cooking which is not always healthy. We must find the healthy options in native cooking if we want to be healthy.
  • Eating unhealthy foods is convenient. We can avoid that trap by preparing ahead. Prepare meals when you have the time and freeze them. Then each day you pull out what you need. This way you won’t fall victim to bad convenience. The good food you prepared will now be convenient.
  • I get into a cycle. People can sometimes get into a cycle of eating sugar. You eat a doughnut for breakfast or lunch, then an hour or two after then sugar rush dies you carve another. Eat foods that are hunhealthy foods1igh in fiber like fruits, vegetables, and grains. Not only will the fiber make you feel full but it will control the release of sugar in the blood. This will give you long lasting energy throughout the day.
  • Hormones make unhealthy foods look better. Hormones from depression, menopause, PMS, and pregnancy can make an individual crave unhealthy foods. Work with your doctor to curb hormonal tendencies. However, making sure you eat a balanced diet can help to reduce hormonal cravings.
  • Unhealthy food is comfort food. Comfort foods don’t have to be unhealthy. Comfort foods generally remind the eater of a pleasant life experience. Try to build memories around eating good healthy foods. Invite family and friends over and start a new tradition.

Too much stress increases cortisol levels in the body. this leads to cravings or emotional eating. When people are stressed, depressed, anxious, or low in norepinephrine, serotonin, or dopamine, they often crave foods to increase these feel good hormones. the foods they reach for are usually processed, high unhealthy foods7fat, high calorie, high sugar foods.

Eating well and avoiding unhealthy foods is not a fad or a diet. It must be a lifestyle choice. One you don’t just make today but everyday. Each day is a new start and a chance to eat better than the previous day. If we know the triggers that cause us to eat unhealthy foods, we can avoid them.

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