Cravings & Food

Do you have a food you just can’t resist? Something you jokingly refer to as “your fix”? A food that sabotages every attempt to lose weight regardless of your resolve?

How does that make you feel? Angry? Defeated? Do you mentally berate yourself for lack of willpower?

What if I told you it isn’t willpower, but often brain chemistry that’s the culprit, and these foods are driving our brain’s attempts to fix itself.

We all have chemicals in our brains called neurotransmitters, which can be depleted by poor food choices. It is these depletions that can lead to cravings, so ask yourself: does this food give me a mood boost, calm me down, give me energy, or is it a treat or reward? (Click here to go the Cravings Assessment and see where you can use help.)

The answers to each of the questions give clues as to how I can help repair your brain chemistry.

Once your brain is happy, it no longer needs these foods, these “fixes,” and we can work on weight normalization.

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