Lifexcel CarolinaFood cravings are a natural part of humans’ strive to survive, says Mark L. andermann, a neuroscientist who studies hunger and eating behavior at Harvard Medical School.

Throughout human history, cravings and constant food seeking has allowed us to survive during lean times.

However, today’s modern foodscape is one of ever present, cheap calories marketed to us by a $5 trillion food-retail industry.

There’s 3 things you can do to counter act the cravings and overeating…

1. Stop and notice
2. Identify where the cravings are coming from
3. Choose how to respond

The first step in changing any kind of learned action is mindfulness – paying attention.

The next time you get a craving, or are considering having a second helping…try these 3 actions above and see if it changes your response.

At Lifexcel we have tools and resources to help you become a mindful eater, a healthy eater and a happy eater. Check us out here: