Saturday, May 17, 2008

Weight Loss - Triggers

When people hear the word trigger, a whole host of images pop into their mind. Depending upon your background, it could be anything from a hammer that sends a bullet racing from a gun and for you super geeks out there, it could be an event executing a piece of code.

When it comes to weight loss, triggers are those bugaboos that can make losing weight some hard.

So what are triggers that make weight loss more difficult? Of course seeing cake dripping with frosting is enough to send your salivary glands into overdrive, but, triggers are not just food. They can be people, places, how you're feeling or even the way you're sitting right now.

When it comes to triggers and weight loss, the bottom line is that you need to become more aware of the causes of your triggers.

How to become aware of triggers?
An effective method of combatting triggers is to become aware of when they occur. Time is a key component of triggers. As you begin to track them, you'll notice that they usually occur during a specific times during the day. The most common time is in the evening.

The reason for this is physical as well as psychological. During the day, when you're eating only healthy stuff, you're supplying your body with specific types of nutrients. However, your body as grown accustomed to certain foods and the ingredients in those foods, namely sugar and tasty fats.

When you don't get that stuff, the trigger is activated. For example, sugar cravings have been linked to low levels of serotonin and endorphins.

To combat the timing of a trigger, prepare for it by having a nutrition bar handy to eat or some other nutritional item to snack on. Not only does this help combat the cravings of the triggers, it also helps to retrain how you react to the triggers.

Although timing plays a big part in setting off your triggers, there are a host of others that play a big part. To find out more check out the links below.

To find out more on combatting weigh loss triggers go to Be certain to check out information on some of the hottest selling weight loss plans and while you're there, calculate your target heart rate zone so you can get the most out of your workout.


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