Are the Foods You Crave Making It Hard To Lose Weight?

Posted on: October 19, 2015 by in New York
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Have you tried unsuccessfully for years to lose weight? If so, know you’re not alone. Many individuals struggle daily to lose weight, only to become frustrated when their efforts don’t work as planned. Unfortunately, far too few individuals understand the basic tenet of weight loss. Essentially, all successful weight loss programs have one thing in common; they consist of individuals consuming fewer calories than they expend.

The Role of Emotions in Weight Gain

When it comes to weight gain, carbohydrates are a common scapegoat. While foods, such as pizza, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, potato chips, and the like are certainly tempting, they are rarely the underlying cause for weight gain. Instead, stress and our emotions in general are often the real culprit.

Studies show that our emotions often cause us to crave food, specifically fat and sugar. After all, when someone talks about a food craving, they rarely mention broccoli, celery, or apples. Instead, it’s the high calorie foods that seem to be at the top of the cravings list.

While it might be difficult to admit, food cravings are pretty much “all in your head”, specifically those areas of the brain that are associated with pleasure and memory. For many people, stress elevates their need to satisfy their cravings. Carbs and fats have been shown to increase the levels of serotonin in your body, relieving stress and making you feel more at ease. So how do you satisfy that need without packing in the calories and packing on the pounds?

In order to combat these cravings, many recommend going to the source and blocking those brain receptors that sense pleasure. Using this method, the goal is to curb unwanted cravings, thereby reducing the consumption of sugary and fatty foods.

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Why is Losing Weight So Hard?

In order to lose the weight, you need to eat less, plain and simple. Unfortunately, it’s rarely that easy. Decreased calorie intake means you’re reducing your fat and sugar intake as well, often leading to increased cravings and increased food consumption. Since most weight loss programs recommend that you consume no more than 1200 to 1500 calories a day, it’s no wonder then that cravings often stand in the way of long-term success.

Dr. Surikov’s Solution to Cravings

Since your environment and your emotions can make saying “no” to your cravings so difficult, Dr. Surikov has spent many years developing new techniques to address those urges to make it easier for his patients. His method involves a treatment that consists of applying an all-natural substance to the tongue that helps to eliminate common cravings, be they for salty, sugary, or fatty foods.

Dr. Surikov is able to target each individual’s unique cravings, be they for pizza or ice cream. Not only have his techniques been shown to work, but they can have a definite positive impact within minutes of treatment! It’s truly amazing!

Schedule a Weight Loss Consultation Today!

At our practice, we understand more than most just how difficult and irresistible food cravings can often be. Let us help! If you’ve been struggling to say no to cookies, chocolate, potato chips, and other common cravings, and you’re interested in finally losing the weight, give us a call. Dr. Surikov would love to discuss his all-natural techniques with you in detail and provide you with an in-depth, comprehensive consultation.

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