Cheese addiction is something serious and isn’t just as simple as a silly craving…
The Western world consumes a lot of meat and dairy. These items are no longer luxuary but staples of the Western diet. Most people eat meat and dairy everyday and many have at least one component in all their meals.
Cheese, which is more concentrated than dairy, is also an increasingly used food item. Many people eat this daily and find it difficult to cut down. For some extremists, they eat it for every meal because they can’t stop their persistent cravings for it. This is because they are addicted.
In 1981, Eli Hazum et al discovered traces of a chemical in cow’s milk that was fairly similar to morphine. After putting this chemical through several tests they discovered that in fact it was morphine. Morphine is an addictive opiate, so what is it doing in cow’s milk?
Cow’s produce morphine in order to create a calming effect on their young. This makes sure that their young bond with them and that their young continue to feed.
However, milk contains more than just morphine, it also contaisn casein, which when broken down in digestion releases a lot of opiates! In cheese, casein is in a much higher concentration so cheese can be far more addictive than milk.
You can overcome it though and with as little pain as possible. You just need to nourish your body properly. Eat very well and don’t go too long in between meals. When you eat the right nutrients, your cravings will diminish considerably allowing you to overcome them easier.
Make sure you have a nutritious breakfast as this will help prevent strong cravings later in the day. A tip to get you started in the right direction is to eat as much fruit as you desire before each meal. This will satisfy you enough not to overeat and will prevent cravings.
Reducing your dairy intake or at least cutting out cheese will help wade off cravings. In the long run though, it may be best to cut out cheese for the time being until you have overcome your strong cravings. Eating even a tiny amount, many people find will just send them into a binge. The first bite is easier to resist than the second, third or fourth!
Emotional eating also needs to be considered when conquering any type of craving. Most people eat for emotional reasons and this is normal due to the society we live in (we tend to use in our society food for celebration, grief and socializing). To discover if you are an emotional eater here is an article on 6 signs of emotional eating to help you get started.
If you find that you fit the pattern, you may need some help to overcome this. Some people have a mild case of comfort eating and can usually bring themselves to observe and face the emotions they are trying to bury. Some need an extended plan and help. A great resource for help with emotional eating is www.ShrinkYourself.com
You can overcome it, the first step is to accept that you have a problem and the second is to want to do something about it.
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