Are you prone to a problem with 'Frequent snacking'?
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Fasting between meals gives the digestive organs a chance to rest, and improves the ability of the body to digest fat, a stable source of energy. Although recommended by western medicine, frequent snacking causes blood sugar instability and leads to binging on unhealthy foods whenever the supply of healthy snacks is unavailable. Snacking makes you dependent on more snacks because snacking actually prevents fat metabolism. Your body may be simply too lazy to digest fats. When you can't digest fats, it makes an empty stomach all the more unbearable - waiting until dinner might seem like an eternity.
- What kinds of snacks do you crave?
- What time of day do you feel the desire to snack?
- Are you snacking because you are tired, bored, stressed, loneliness, or other emotions?
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HERBS AND PRODUCTS FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'FREQUENT SNACKING'
DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care.
Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
AGGRAVATES THESE DOSHAS & BIOCHARACTERISTICS
'Frequent snacking' is likely to aggravate the following doshas and biocharacteristics. If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics,
Ayurveda would generally recommend removing, substitute or lessen the frequency of 'Frequent snacking'.
Improper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate.
Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and biocharacteristics are likely to accumulate in your body.
Once these doshas and biocharacteristics accumulate too much, they will begin to cause imbalance.
You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic by removing things that aggravate it
from your diet and lifestyle.
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V = VATA, P = PITTA, K = KAPHA
ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Heavy' guna.
ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.
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to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Salty' taste.
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Sweet' taste.
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ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0
FREQUENT SNACKING IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSE
Potential causes increase and disturb your imbalanced doshas and biocharacteristics,
causing them to accumulate and spiral out of control.
For example, if you're overheated and eat a chili pepper, heat may become excessive and cause disease.
As a dosha or biocharacteristic accumulates in your body according to your dietary and lifestyle habits,
it is more and more likely to cause disease.
You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic in two ways, by removing, or lessening the frequency of aggravating causes from your diet and lifestyle,
as well as by favoring balancing diet and lifestyle practices.
For example, try eating something as cool as a cucumber when you're overheated, instead of a chili pepper.
REDUCE THESE RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS
The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Frequent snacking'.
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for a computerized assessment of your body type.
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Biocharacteristics of the 16,139 People Reporting Frequent snacking
On average the biocharacteristics
of people reporting Frequent snacking were less
aggravated than 81%
of other symptoms.
From the 16,139
people who reported Frequent snacking in this study, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:
7,179 have Salty constitution
9,587 have Oily constitution
9,738 have Heavy constitution
9,650 have Sweet constitution
12,745 have Kapha constitution
7,528 have Sour constitution
9,391 have Light constitution
8,068 have Astringent constitution
8,532 have Difficult constitution
9,009 have Dry constitution
7,069 have Gooey constitution
8,626 have Bitter constitution
7,949 have Hot constitution
7,099 have Toxic constitution
8,107 have Cold constitution
11,554 have Vata constitution
6,802 have Pungent constitution
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Risk Factors of Frequent snacking
People who reported the symptoms below were also more likely to report Frequent snacking. Overall, 40.79% of 39,943 surveyed reported Frequent snacking.
Complications of Reporting Frequent snacking
People who report Frequent snacking are more likely to report the following:
22.89% (21,898 cases)
21.59% (13,471 cases)
1.74% (1,259 cases)
2.47% (1,336 cases)
1.26% (437 cases)
17.04% (8,589 cases)
4.43% (2,175 cases)
18.5% (7,492 cases)
24.63% (11,384 cases)
9.2% (3,846 cases)
25.49% (11,744 cases)
12.21% (5,096 cases)
39.61% (31,540 cases)
5.47% (2,548 cases)
1.38% (518 cases)
4.18% (1,909 cases)
28.12% (15,613 cases)
26.89% (11,160 cases)
14.21% (5,753 cases)
25.79% (10,936 cases)
32.5% (13,447 cases)
5.8% (2,322 cases)
30.1% (13,186 cases)
16.96% (6,974 cases)
28.99% (22,260 cases)
22.45% (8,014 cases)
20.98% (8,841 cases)
12.89% (4,198 cases)
1.52% (528 cases)
41.32% (19,304 cases)
10.73% (4,548 cases)
52.33% (43,701 cases)
6.2% (2,537 cases)
38.85% (15,540 cases)
58.32% (47,247 cases)
32.78% (13,526 cases)
42.15% (34,156 cases)
19.55% (8,001 cases)
24.25% (11,960 cases)
14.9% (5,892 cases)
43.99% (35,031 cases)
37.22% (15,366 cases)
11.1% (5,106 cases)
5.58% (2,415 cases)
43.08% (18,870 cases)
35.49% (14,905 cases)
57.43% (23,448 cases)
29.13% (21,285 cases)
30.79% (13,604 cases)
44.62% (17,964 cases)
15.42% (6,054 cases)
15.42% (6,389 cases)
58.66% (47,291 cases)
52.25% (42,048 cases)
35.19% (14,492 cases)
9.83% (3,113 cases)
48.38% (19,021 cases)
50.87% (20,421 cases)
3.29% (1,304 cases)
50.22% (20,626 cases)
13.22% (5,575 cases)
38.86% (31,189 cases)
14.12% (5,700 cases)
55.76% (24,585 cases)
29.98% (12,640 cases)
27.54% (21,522 cases)
56.87% (25,363 cases)
28.54% (22,284 cases)
57.96% (25,362 cases)
30.27% (24,799 cases)
30.39% (13,627 cases)
52.43% (21,019 cases)
45.94% (19,512 cases)
52.98% (41,193 cases)
31.66% (12,504 cases)
28.24% (21,744 cases)
44.53% (19,881 cases)
28.35% (23,304 cases)
52.47% (21,155 cases)
41.45% (16,659 cases)
25.96% (10,654 cases)
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systemic approach, instead of myopically focusing on the disorder in question. Ayurveda
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using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't
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Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type
which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths).
It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders.
Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder.
It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas)
For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc.
This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics.
By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened
and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease
are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies -
such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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