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Triggers

I’d say 50% of my day spent in quarantine is thinking about food.

My next meal. My previous meal. Lunch tomorrow. What foods I’m enjoying right now…

The list goes on.

I’m probably not the only one.

At the heart of this issue is the psychological concept of triggers.

Our brains are constantly looking to steer us towards pleasure and away from pain. They do this by taking cues from our environment.

For many of us, this work from home period has seen us consigned to working in our kitchen or dinning room.

When else do we spend time there?

During meals!

The hours previously spent in our kitchen revolved heavily around food. It’s no surprise that our bodies react to this additional kitchen time with a constant craving to check the fridge.

Bring on life after lockdown.

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