Appetite Control: 4 Simple Strategies

Ever wonder why some people eat more than others? And why do we, at times, eat more than we should, even to the point of stomach discomfort? The answer lies in a simple word, “appetite”, which can be defined as follows:

Appetite: A desire (longing, craving, felt need) for a food or drink. Any motivation to consume a food or drink that contains calories.

In fact, appetite is the primary enemy of dieters. And, it shows up at just the wrong moment. We may be perfectly content until we walk by some heavenly smelling freshly baked bread or until someone offers us our favorite cookie or some other sweet treat. Or, we may be fine until a co-worker or employer makes another “comment” that adds to an already stressful day.

Avoiding “Early Death” with 3 Simple Strategies!

Avoiding "Early Death" with 3 Simple Strategies!

My first “real job” as a physician was working in a busy emergency room where patients were regularly transported when they were at or near “death”.  I saw fast deaths, slow deaths, natural deaths, violent deaths, intentional deaths, and, most disturbingly, very unnecessary and unwanted “early” deaths. Most of these early deaths were caused by what I call “The Deadly 4”.  These 4 common killers include heart disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, and brain disease (stroke and Alzheimer’s).