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If you want to succeed at healthy eating (or anything whatsoever), managing your cravings and impulses is key! Without research and personal experience with food cravings, I’d still be at the mercy of them.
According to an article published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, “cravings represent strong motivational states that are characterized by intense desires typically relating to the anticipation of consuming pleasure-producing substances or engaging in hedonic behaviors.” Cravings sometimes feel unbearable. You need that chocolate bar. Or something! And a carrot definitely won’t do the trick.
Cravings can drive you up the wall – unless you know how to handle them. But how?Continue reading
Last updated on May 10th, 2019 at 10:13 am
Eating patterns that are too restrictive may actually work the opposite way, opening the gates to cravings wide open. We simply seem to crave what we can’t have.
Instead of helping us resist and forever refrain from eating our crave foods, our inner rebel sticks its greedy head out in search of what we’re taking away. The mouth doesn’t wanna miss out on the goodies either. The tongue and tastebuds love all sorts of flavors and textures. Don’t fall into the deprivation trap!Continue reading