In this week’s video, we will be looking at Dr. Amy Shah's new book, "I'm So Effing Hungry." In her book, she explores the science behind hunger and offers practical tips for overcoming food cravings and feeling satisfied. I will review some of the book's main points, such as the “hunger hijackers” and Dr. Shah’s 5 prong approach to conquering hunger and cravings for good.
Short Summary Of The 5 Steps To Conquer Cravings & Hunger
Step 1: Replenish.
Don't focus on what you remove from your diet, focus on what nutrients to ADD to your diet, such as the super six:
Appetite-suppressing amino acids
Dopamine support foods
Omega 3 fatty acids
Step 2: Rewire.
We've been hijacked by the food and diet industries to crave foods and processed junk so we need to rewire our brains to stop the addiction & hunger pathways.
Step 3: Reset.
Hunger is regulated in part by our circadian rhythm, a vital internal clock that governs the sleep-wake cycle and repeats about every twenty-four hours. When this cycle is off-usually due to stress and the hecticness of modern lifestyles -- you can get ravenously hungry.
Step 4: Refresh.
Even a single night of tossing and turning alters the levels of key satiety and hunger hormones, making you want to eat more than you should. A good night's sleep at least two nights a week is absolutely essential to stop being so effing hungry.
Step 5: Retrain.
To conquer cravings you've also got to exercise. Exercising isn't just about training your muscles; it can also regulate neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. I
Here’s what I’m sharing with you in this video:
The 3 hunger hijackers (emotional eating, Our Modern Food environment, and the Diet industry)
Dr. Amy Shah's “5 prong approach”
Why you crave what you crave and what you can do about it