Walking Against The Chocolate Craving

March 25, 2015


Your cravings can be one of your worst enemy when it comes to dieting. They can mess up your plans and even revert anything you’ve accomplished by eating healthy and smart.

Chocolate is the most common thing that can cause cravings. While the temptation can be overwhelming, the guilt that follows after eating chocolate can be even more devastating. But there is a solution to the problem, and it’s a fairly easy one – it’s walking.

Everyone Has Cravings

Snacking and factors that can interrupt the self-regulation process of dieting are true weight loss killers.

Not only will they stop you in your efforts to shed some pounds, but they’re also responsible for rising obesity levels.

Science has proven that 97% of women and 68% of men experience strong food craving while dieting, in which case they usually turn towards sugary snacks like chocolate.

And while chocolate has its benefits, it’s also very high in calories and its ability to reduce stress and tension is not very long-lasting, as these emotional problems increase during the long haul as you get more and more hooked to chocolate.

A 2-in-1 Solution

Researchers from around the globe are struggling daily to tackle the problem of cravings. Fortunately, a team from the University of Innsbruck in Austria came up with the most viable solution so far.

The research team wanted to test if a short period of physical activity can reduce cravings at all. And what they found is promising, to say the least.

During their tests, the researchers took 47 participants who reported consuming chocolate or other sugary snacks on a daily basis, and asked them to avoid these snacks 3 days prior to the testing. Separated in two groups, some subjects took a brisk walk on the treadmill, while others sat quietly for the same period of time.

Once 15 minutes have passed, the team tested the participants for their levels of stress. The group that went onto the treadmill reported much weaker cravings than the sedentary group.

So the next time you’re about to ruin your diet with chocolate, just keep calm and take a 15-minute walk around the block – you’ll thank us later.

One Comment

  1. die-lard.com

    March 26, 2015 at 3:14 am

    This is great and useful article! Altough I would advise to aproach weight loss in more long-term way. Cause a lot of people know tons about weight loss, but few know how to do it correctly. For example, the people, who use good weight loss plans, achieve good results A LOT faster!

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