Are Food Cravings Wrecking Your Diet?

The Truth about Food Cravings Craving a big, fluffy hunk of warm bread does not mean your body is deprived of grains. Food cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty to do with the brain chemistry of pleasure and reward. Cravings may center on texture (creamy, crunchy) or taste (sweet, salty) but they…

Why You Crave Sweets after Eating a Meal

  Sugar cravings often strike after a meal, despite feelings of fullness. Habits, brain chemistry and your diet’s makeup cause you to crave sweets. You can learn to fight the cravings, but only after you understand why they occur. Significance Adam Drewnowski and Allen S. Levine write in the “Journal of Nutrition” in March 2003…

7 Tips to help control holiday food cravings

Don’t sabotage your diet this holiday season Splurging on your favorite foods is part of the holiday program, right? Well, to an extent. Here are some tips to help control your holiday cravings and reduce the likelihood of overeating at your next big feast. Eat slowly and select three healthy food items (vegetables, fruits, high-fiber…