Food Cravings: What Do They Really Mean And How To Beat Them

09/11/2012 08:07 am ET | Updated Sep 11, 2012

By Jene Luciani for

When a chocolate fix hits so intensely that you feel like you'll scream if you don't get a candy bar, it's easy to blame it on your sweet tooth or stress. But food cravings may actually be a clue that you're longing for something not found in a grocery store, says Sophie Skover, author of "The Continuous Appetite". "Most compulsive food cravings are an indication that something in your life is out of balance."

Learn what your hunger pangs may be trying to tell you so you can find other ways to satisfy your true cravings --and avoid unnecessary calories.

What Do Your Cravings Mean?

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