When we are stressed our bodies may experience cravings for comfort foods. While it’s okay to indulge in moderation it’s important to be mindful of our food choices and find healthier ways to cope with stress. TouchPoints can help you beat the craving when it’s too much for your willpower.
TouchPoint Solution’s wearable devices are embedded with patented BLAST (bi-lateral alternating stimulation tactile) technology. BLAST is scientifically proven to alter the body’s “fight or flight” response caused by stress. The wearables emit alternating vibrations that disengage your standard stress response (sympathetic nervous system), and shift you into the calm, logical side of your brain (parasympathetic nervous system).
When we are stressed, our bodies release cortisol, a hormone that increases our appetite and can also stimulate the brain's reward centers. This can lead to cravings for comfort foods that are high in calories, such as chocolate, ice cream, or pizza. (Dallman, M. F., Pecoraro, N., Akana, S. F., la Fleur, S. E., Gomez, F., Houshyar, H., ... & Manalo, S.)
A triple blind placebo-controlled trial with athletes showed TouchPoints™ stabilized cortisol levels during stressful events and reduced the level of stress. (Leal-Junior, E. C., Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D. S., 2019)
A LASTING SOLUTION
When using TouchPoints™ consistently to beat a craving, overtime the craving may not feel as strong and happen less frequently because of your TouchPoints™. One of the ways BLAST works is by creating new neural pathways that help modify the memories that trigger our stress response. With continued use of TouchPoints™, these new neural pathways can build overtime, progressively reducing the release of stress related hormones that contribute to craving comfort foods.
When to use TouchPoints
Use as soon as you feel like indulging. If you still indulge, do so with TouchPoint on.
HOW to use TouchPoints
When you have a craving, rate how strong this desire is on a scale of 1-10.
Place TouchPoints on your wrists, pockets, in socks, or simply hold them.
Activate TouchPoints on the Medium/Yellow setting.
Wait 30 seconds, rescale, see if the desire to indulge has reduced. Repeat until the desire is minimal. If you still indulge, do it with the TouchPoints on so your cravings will be reduced in the future for the same indulgence.
"TouchPoints has been a game-changer for me in managing my craving for chocolate. As an avid chocolate lover, it was hard to resist indulging whenever stress hit. But with TouchPoints, I found a calming solution. The gentle vibrations and soothing sensation helped me redirect my focus and reduce my chocolate cravings. It's incredible how such a small device can make a big difference. Thanks to TouchPoints, I've gained control over my cravings and embraced a healthier lifestyle. Highly recommended!"
- Andrew Garfford
Dallman, M. F., Pecoraro, N., Akana, S. F., la Fleur, S. E., Gomez, F., Houshyar, H., ... & Manalo, S. (2003). Chronic stress and obesity: a new view of" comfort food". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100(20), 11696-11701.
Leal-Junior, E. C., Casalechi, H. L., Machado, C. dos, Serin, A., Hageman, N. S., & Johnson, D. S. (2019). A triple-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial of the effect of bilateral alternating somatosensory stimulation on reducing stress-related cortisol and anxiety during and after the Trier Social Stress Test. Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, 2(1), 22–30. https://doi.org/10.14302/issn.2576-6694.jbbs-19-2784