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Foods or Ingredients that Increase Appetite and Weight Gain

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Bites of Life

There are temptations in front of us all of the time. However some foods or ingredients in foods can actually increase appetite. Appetite is really a false sense of hunger. Hunger is actually when your body needs nourishment.  It’s important to understand the difference. In addition, appetite is stimulated by habit, smell and stress. Hunger means it is time to eat something that will nurture your body.  Appetite is something you need to learn to identify and ignore.

Foods or Ingredients to Avoid!!

  • Chewing gum stimulates gastric juice from chewing waking up our stomach. The stomach starts producing gastric fluids creating a desire to eat.
  • Diet colas have artificial sweeteners that can actually stimulate appetite because they wake up the sweet taste buds. They make us eat more bad foods with the colas.
  • High fructose corn syrup slows down the production of leptin a hormone that tells us when we…

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About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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