Stay in Control of Your Hunger
How many meals do you eat a day? For some people it’s only two meals, where others eat up to six or more. While six might seem like a large number, when you eat smaller, more frequent meals your blood sugar (glucose) levels stay more stabilized. This means fewer ups and downs with not only your hunger pains, but mood swings as well.
By keeping your glucose levels stable, you also enable yourself to be in better control of your food choices. When you wait until you’re starving to eat, not only are you more likely to overeat once you have your food in front of you, but your brain actually craves higher carbohydrate foods.
Brain scans from research have shown that when glucose levels are near normal, activity in the prefrontal cortex, the area that is responsible for executive functions like logic, reasoning, and planning, is higher. However when glucose levels are low, executive functioning decreases and emotional eating is more likely to take over. This means you could have your best intentions quickly sabotaged when reading a menu that has fried food on it.
If you’d like to find out more why this is, contact Solid and we’ll share the research with you. Or if you’re curious about how to effectively stabilize your glucose levels we can help with that too!