This week, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to share one ridiculously easy way to get a handle on your popcorn bingeing. However, this week, instead of writing about the tool, I’m urging you to listen to my first interview in about three years so you can discover how to take control of your popcorn intake while in the movie theater or when you’re on the run.
Do you find that you’re hounded by what I call Crazy Cravings™? Take heart. You’re in the company of millions. More than nine out of ten of us have food cravings, especially the females among us.
People just like you from around the world get overwhelmed—well, more like assaulted, pounced on, and then pummeled—by Crazy Cravings™, as I call them.
Indeed, studies have discovered that most of us have cravings.
Let’s quickly review a few statistics:
Some 97 percent of women and 68 percent of men have cravings, according to a study from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, which surveyed 95 people, average age of 49 years. Results were published in the October 2014 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Appetite.
Rather, 95 percent of young women and men aged 29.5(the average) experience daily cravings, according to another study, published in the August 2014 in the journal Eating Behaviors. Not only that, but the 646 women and men surveyed by scientists from Yale University’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine and the Yale Stress Center, showed “a significant positive relationship between BMI [Body Mass Index, which measures body fat] and food cravings.”
Instead, 91 percent of femaleshave cravings, according to Tufts University researchers, who found that after six months of dieting, cravings rose to 94 percent among the 32 healthy, overweight women, aged 20 to 42, as they reported in the International Journal of Obesityin 2007. But there’s some good news, too: The women, who lost more weight had fewer food cravings.
Do you often feel like that your sugar cravings, carb cravings, fat cravings or salt cravings are chasing you?
In short, do you feel hounded, haunted or harassed by what I call Crazy Cravings™?
Do your fierce, wild, seemingly irrational urges for sugary, salty, fatty, fiber-stripped, nutrient-deprived, ultra-refined snacks and “treats” suddenly strike you like vultures swooping in to nab their doomed prey?
Next, do you find that you can’t stop thinking, fantasizing or obsessing about your favorite cupcakes, pretzels, popcorn or [fill in the name of your preferred drug—okay, I mean, your trigger food]?
Then, do your Crazy Cravings for your favorite junk foods wrest your control from you, rule you and ultimately strip you of your power?
Soon, without your knowing how or why it happened, your good intentions to diet or eat healthily vanish.
You eat — or most likely, binge — with speed, ferocity and mindlessness like a runaway train that’s gone off its tracks. Soon, the numbers on the scale rise and your health backslides.
It is my pleasure to announce that early every Monday morning in 2016, I’ll share fast, easy, convenient tips to help you easily thrive and rise above your Crazy Cravings in this fast, convenience-driven world.
On Cravings-Crushing Mondays, you’ll discover:
Why Crazy Cravings chase you and how or why you’ll continue to be a target;
The biggest reasons people get Crazy Cravings;
Quick, powerful tools, which have been either discovered by scientists from universities or hospitals around the world;