Understanding Food Cravings

What Are Food Cravings?

Where Does This Sensation Come From?


Dealing with Cravings

Source: Danette May
  1. Understand each craving – Being aware of the real needs of our bodies;
  2. Reduce stress levels – Stress can result in emotional and impulsive eating;
  3. Drink plenty of water – Hunger and thirst produce very similar sensations;
  4. Get enough sleep – It regulates hormones, enhances self-control, and the capacity to make rational, beneficial decisions;
  5. Eat enough protein – A balanced diet regulates appetite and increases body’s healing pace;
  6. Change the scenery – Avoid areas or situations which trigger the unhealthy habits, opting for a beneficial substitute;
  7. Avoid hunger – Delayed eating can trick our minds to believe we need foods much more high in calories than our bodies really do.

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