While you’re finding yourself spending more time at home, you might be tempted to take a little walk into the kitchen for a snack. Hey, it happens to the best of us! But what you don’t want to end up doing is eating foods that are simply going to end up leaving you wanting more. Seriously, there are foods that will just make you more hungry.
Here, we compiled the most unwholesome foods you’re going to want to ditch, as that will just make you hungry. And instead, replace them with some healthy, filling snacks!
Cheese: It all goes back to when we were tiny babies. “Humans are programmed to have an opioid (opiate-like) response to a protein found in milk (casein) so that infants will continue their desire to consume adequate amounts of their mother’s milk,” explains Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, a plant-based dietitian and author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. “Cheese, which is a concentrated form of milk, also induces this effect. These protein compounds, called casomorphins, combined with the high amount of fat and salt are what is responsible for the popular obsession with cheese. Thus, the more you have, the more you crave—as devised by nature.”
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!