It is hard to lose weight. Sticking to your gym routine, taking your daily supplements and sticking to your stern diet is hard but one of the most challenging parts of losing weight is to say no to cravings. Chinese medicine has categorized flavors in five basic sectors; bitter, sour, pungent, salty and sweet. While all of these flavors or flavor indicators in your body are important for taste only two affects your cravings. Salt and sweet tastes are the only two flavors that your body craves and it can be terribly hard not to give in to these cravings. Cravings salty and sweet snacks are exactly what is causing obesity and results in many other medical conditions.
Acupuncture To Keep Cravings at Bay
The right mindset can do a lot of wondrous things but even the strongest willed people give in to food cravings. This is because cravings have the same effect on your body as addiction. You just cannot stop thinking about sugary and sweet snacks, you yearn for it and you feel hungry. If you don’t satisfy your craving for sugary and salty snacks you can even start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like shaking, nausea, headaches and extreme hunger episodes.
Luckily there is a way to overcome these cravings and the solution is quite simple. A simple acupuncture session is all you need to keep cravings at bay so you can successfully stick to your diet and shake those unwanted pounds.
Why do you crave?
Cravings can happen out of habit. If your natural habit is to constantly chew and snack then constant cravings is basically second nature. Cravings can also result from a deficiency. If your body misses certain nutrition you can easily start getting sweet or salty cravings because it is your body’s only way to tell you that you need something. Sweet cravings usually indicate an imbalance in organs, spleen or stomach but can easily manifest into a craving for alcohol or heavy foods like bread, pasta, and pastries. Salty cravings usually indicate deficiencies in the kidney although these indications are not set in stone.
Here’s how acupuncture can help
Acupuncture practitioners can help you overcome cravings by applying the right acupuncture and lifestyle change sessions that will reduce cravings. Lifestyle changes usually include giving into your craving but in a controlled way because your body does need the desired nutrition. If you endure sweet cravings, your practitioner might suggest eating a healthy but sweet snack like fruit, sweet potatoes or more. For salty cravings, the practitioner can suggest other snacks like nuts. Eating these foods will help nourish your body so you will stop craving without giving in to tempting foods and combine these lifestyle changes with targeted acupuncture sessions could end your cravings completely.
If you have been finding it hard to say no to sugary and salty snacks then it is time to visit your acupuncture practitioner. Acupuncture sessions along with targeted lifestyle changes could help solve your craving problems so weight loss will finally become a possibility.