Snacking is a favorite pastime of us all. Are we really that hungry? This article from Psychology Today suggests that perhaps it’s not your tummy; maybe it’s your brain. Excessive snacking can indicate some underlying issues.
Stress and anxiety can trigger the same reactions as real hunger. It can undermine your diet regime, obviously, but it could also be a result of underlying issues in the insula and the basal ganglia that cause us to react in a food-rich environment.
Dr. Korb, the author tells us some details of the causes and some suggestions for your battle with the refrigerator and the cupboard. The company I am partnered with has some “good for you” alternatives that include snack bars, crackers, and shakes that satisfy the cravings in your stomach AND in your brain. And they are Gold Standard tasty.