4 Reasons why Foods are so Appealing

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Many people think that weight gain is something that's always a result of indulging in food. What most people do not realize, however, is that there are many factors affecting why you ended up indulging in unneeded food anyway. Here are some of them.


1. Stress. Stress can make you want to do many things, most of them unhealthy. Because of stress you might want to take up a new vice such as smoking or drinking, and this can cause risky changes in your body. Furthermore, you can also seek comfort in junk foods that brighten up your mood for a while.

2. Sleep deprivation. Not getting enough sleep can prevent your body from metabolizing properly. This of course results in weight gain. If you don't have enough sleep, you will feel sluggish and restless the entire day and you might think it's because you are not getting enough energy, prompting yourself to get that extra serving of dessert for a calorie boost.

3. Boredom. When you are bored, you want to do something—anything. Most of the time the easiest thing to do is to eat. Have you ever experienced taking a trip to the refrigerator to see if some new food has popped up since you last checked? Those leftover chicken wings suddenly look appealing to you when you can't sleep and before you know it, you've gained some pounds from this thoughtless habit.

4. Peer pressure. Have you ever felt that you had to eat whatever it is that your friends are eating? You feel as though it's an initiation and if you don't join them, you will be thrown out of the friendship loop the next day. Even if you don't like eating fried delicacies, you will begin to tolerate it because of them, and pretty soon you will forget that you hated it before.

Every time you feel stressed, sluggish, bored, or pressured, always think about what your actions will do to your body. Instead of doing something that you do not really need to do, set your mind into doing something else to fight boredom and to begin being productive. That ought to keep your mind off food for a while.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com, leading natural health website. You can get Rockwell Nutrition discount coupon codes by following the link.

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