You don’t have the time to take a break, physically, or mentally and you eat the handiest thing-a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, and, not or, a box of donuts.
Huge levels of cortisol, the strongest stress hormone, are released in the brain and body, drowning out your serotonin levels which regulate your appetite, cravings, and obsessions.
Adding insult to injury, cortisol loves to deposit fat on your abdomen and then tells the body not to let it go… just try losing weight if you’re under stress, it won’t happen.
When you eat carbs and sugars, the pleasure centers of your brain light up and bathe in dopamine making you feel good… for the moment.
You feel good.
And then almost instantly, your brain crashes and starts screaming for more dopamine and sends out the message for you to eat those things again.
You are in a vicious cycle of addiction.
Brainwave entrainment, a personal development tool, introduces audio and/or visual pulses to the brain, changing the brainwave state. Repeated rhythmic patterns of frequencies will cause the brain to follow or mimic the stimulus. This technology is very effective at turning down the level of cortisol, and turning on the release of serotonin, thus eliminating your food cravings.
How Certain Neurotransmitter Make Influence Your Cravings
- Cortisol, released from the adrenal glands in response to real or imagined dangers, decreases the production of serotonin, leaving you vulnerable to obsessive compulsions like binge eating.
- Galanin, when elevated, increases your desire for French fries and fried food.
- Endorphins, the body’s answer to “a high,” gives pain relief and stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain but can get pushy when the levels are elevated.
- Serotonin, a natural chemical released after eating sugars-carbohydrates. This neurotransmitter lifts depression, improves your mood, and gives you a sense of calm. High levels of serotonin, controls appetite and satisfies cravings.
- NPY, neuropeptide Y, will having you crave carbohydrates like deep fried hamburger.
- Ghrelin is a neurotransmitter that is really hard to ignore. This guy is what keeps you eating, it reminds you to eat. If its levels are elevated, it becomes a dictator and provokes you to eat constantly, never being satiated.
- Dopamine and norepinephrine, arousal hormones, are released after comsuming protein. Yes, eating protein can make you feel good, alert, and focused. If the dopamine is released from carbohydrates, it becomes elevated and doesn’t stay around very long and the brain will continue to signal you to eat some more carbohydrates, from sugar and starch, to release more and more dopamine. Crash and burn with carbo loading. If norepinephrine is at a high level, you may experience negative feelings, and a desire to fight or flee from uncomfortable situations.
If the hormone chemicals in your brain are imbalanced, you’ll have cravings. If any of the above neurotransmitters are out of balance, the other neurotransmitters will follow suit and any control you have over your eating is abolished… and you’ll have a fat belly you just can’t get rid of.
Brainwave entrainment will balance the brain and normalize the levels of all hormones giving you back control.