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Food cravings is not just a pregnant thing. In case you did not know, there is a thing called premenstrual cravings. I mean, those sudden desire to eat that invade women before menstruation.

A report from the University of British Columbia found that premenstrual cravings affect women who ovulate during their cycle and those not taking contraceptives that inhibit ovulation. Apparently, the fact that the female body is prepared each month for fertilization creates a special urgency to eat more.

And say that this is an emergency rather important, since women with premenstrual cravings tend to eat about 250 to 500 calories more than those who did not suffer. Also, keep in mind that cravings often subside with fattening foods like ice cream, potato chips and chocolate.

What should you do to prevent this attack from hunger hormones you produce? Apply these tips that will undoubtedly help you deal with cravings.

First, do not expect to be very hungry to eat. A balanced diet is achieved by respecting the four meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) but it is critical that you add small snacks during intervals, so as to activate your metabolism and satisfy hunger between meals.

Eat slowly. Many times, you feel like eating more than satisfy you faster speed. However, your brain takes 20 minutes to receive the message that you eat: you still feel hungry and your belly actually a while ago was full. So, eat slowly, and also will reduce food portions you eat.

Stay active. One of the classics when we are bored is to open the fridge and immediately get to eat anything, although we have no hunger. Avoid this scene and do other activities. Exercise, read a book, order your room, visit a friend or water the garden. The important thing is to put into practice any activity that keeps you away from food.