By the way, have you ever wondered why eating a sweet treat can almost never be left with just one mouthful?

The dilemma is familiar to every sweet lover: the first mouthful of your favorite delicacy always tastes heavenly.

That one piece of chocolate or loose candy would basically suffice, but the hand pushes more sweet into your mouth - which rarely makes you feel similar anymore.

Soon, the whole bag of candy or a plate of chocolate is eaten, and the feeling is no longer necessarily just a spin in euphoria.

Afterwards, even feeling bad may come momentarily;

for some it manifests as physical disgust, for others it may suffer from a spiritual carrot.

We asked the expert why sweet is so hard to resist.

And why does it hook some more than others?

1. Why can't you stop eating sweet in one piece, sociologist and graduate nutritionist Leeni Viio?

“Sugar tastes good and it affects our reward system.

It is quickly broken down in the body, and pleasure hormones are also involved in the process.

For example, sugar triggers a dopamine boost that makes you feel good.

Prolonged heavy use of sugar can predispose you to seek pleasure through it time and time again.

Once the brain has learned how to reward sugar, they kind of hope for “this more, thank you”.

That’s why we look for quick pleasure, or sugar, over and over again and take a piece of chocolate after another.

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 Once the brain has learned how to reward sugar, they kind of hope for “this more, thank you”.

In addition, man has an innate preference for sweet and we know how to seek pleasure from sweet birth.

We are also affected by genetic inheritance: when sugar is available, it is eaten.

In the Stone Age, people had to secure an adequate supply of energy from natural sources, which meant eating sugar from natural sources such as fruits and berries.

During this time, those physiological tendencies guide us to candy shelves and white sugar. ”

2. Why do chocolate and other sugary delicacies hook some more than others?

“It’s never worth comparing one’s own desires to a guy because everyone’s situation is unique.

Sugar affects our brain chemistry and everyone’s sensitivity to it is different as well.

In general, people have a different propensity to get hooked on different things.

For example, if a person has a lot of sleep debt, fast energy attracts and sugar is easily attracted as a quick boost.

Or if you’re feeling miserable, it’s easier to take a nearby chocolate bar than go for a jog, even if the jog becomes a longer-lasting pleasure.

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 If a person has sleep debt, fast energy attracts and sugar is easily attracted as a quick boost.

Energy deficiency can also contribute to the need for more treats all the time.

Hunger also appears as a sweet craving, and then the delicacies quickly bring a large amount of energy and pleasure. ”

3. If the delicacy needs a posture, how should you start to change the situation?

“First, it’s worth considering what kind of lifestyle you want and what you’re willing to focus on.

Some want a completely sugar-free life, and for some, zero tolerance is better for others than for others.

But the black-and-white mindset is no longer good.

Instead of bans, it would be good to focus on nourishing yourself with a variety of healthy foods.

Regular and adequate eating is important.

There is a need to pay attention to sleep deprivation and stress and bring to life things that will make you feel good.

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 Learning moderation is possible for everyone.

At your point, you can also think of reasons that drive you to enjoy.

Is it, for example, emotional eating or habitual eating?

Learning moderation is possible for everyone.

It can mean different things to different people.

Someone might switch from milk chocolate to dark chocolate or have a candy day once a week instead of everyday delicacies. ”

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