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Food Cravings

The Food Connection

Lola White | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lola White

Our relationship with food and the emotions it can stir continues in our everyday life. For many it is a love/hate kinda thing. In fact some people are not able to relax around food. And for them good times where food is the main attraction can bring an uneasy feeling and even be very stressful.

This Birth Control Messes With How Your Brain Sees Food

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living

The best birth control is easy to use and effective, but nearly all of these medications can come with side effects. The Depo-Provera shot, an effecti...

The Ultimate Guide to Late Night Snacks

Rachel Hollis | Posted 02.24.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Late night snacking just got a makeover and guess what?! It's delightful! Check out my list of recipes that makes snacking after dark so much tastier!...

5 Hacks That Will Train Your Brain to Crave Kale Instead of Cupcakes

Maureen Witten | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

Once you master the following techniques, you'll notice that when you are actually physically hungry, your cravings will lean toward healthy foods more often than they will junk foods!

Why You Shouldn't Resist Cravings

Danette May | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Danette May

Starting a healthy meal plan in an effort to shed a few pounds? The first thing you're likely doing is eliminating certain foods from your menu. ...

Pregnancy Cravings May Not Be Real

Thrillist | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shuttershock You know the stereotype: a pregnant woman wakes up at 2am, violently shakes her husband awake, and demands a ...

Disengaging the Bomb: Five Ways to Overcome Emotional Food Cravings

Nykki Hardin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nykki Hardin

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an insatiable craving, or are about to make a choice that is not in alignment with honoring your body, here are five possibilities to free yourself from the situation:

Are Obese People Wired To Crave High-Calorie Foods?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science

Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging study offers int...

Decode and Outsmart Your Food Cravings

Ariane Machin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariane Machin

I am going to offer several different ways to decode, outsmart and manage these food cravings so you are not afraid of them the next time they roll around!

Are You A Late-Night Snacker? Blame Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

We've all been there: You're standing in front of the fridge in your underwear at midnight, scanning its contents for a second (or maybe even a third)...

'My Candida Was Hungry, So I Fed It Pizza and Beer'

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

My friend said that to me recently, and I laughed out loud. She wasn't joking, either. Ever had food cravings? Felt like you'd fight someone for th...

The Pregnancy Sandwiches

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Lisa Page Rosenberg

After reading the plus sign on the home test, I waited 15 seconds and called Jeff at work on his cell phone. He answered from the lunch line where he was buying a chopped salad. I screamed, "Oh my God! We're pregnant!" It was not romantic, but it was effective.

Free Your Mind: Why You Are Not What You Eat

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's vital to nourish your body, and that's exactly why it's wise to not identify with what you eat. "I'm vegan." "I'm paleo." "I'm raw." "I'm an o...

This Kitchen Gadget Locks Your Cookies Away So You Can't Eat The Whole Box In One Sitting

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living

This tamper-proof box could halt those midnight sugar cravings.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

10 Mistakes That Make Cravings Worse

Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Migala Cravings. Such a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight or keep it off. No matter what your "I-want-it-now" food is -- pizz...

French Fry Pizza Exists For When You Can't Decide What To Drunk Eat

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Nighttime's most daunting dilemma has been solved.

You Can Trick Your Brain Into Craving Healthful Food

Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Eating healthfully would be approximately 100 percent more fun if you craved good stuff like broccoli instead...

Use Mindfulness to Overcome Unhealthy Cravings

Michael Taft | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Mindfulness can provide a clutch that can build some decision-making ability into any mindlessly addictive behavior, whether cutting back on chocolate binges, stopping smoking, turning off Netflix after one or two episodes of your favorite show, or more serious, life-destroying addictions.

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

7 Ways to Handle Food Cravings

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

So when a craving strikes, calm down, tune in, and savor every bite. With some practice, that tractor beam from the cookie jar may be weaker than you remember.

This Explains Why You Have Food Cravings

U.S. News & World Report | Yuri Elkaim | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods, even when you’re not hungry? There are a few possibilities to explain your food cravings. Here a...

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 3

Katie Morton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

When you have a craving, figure out what you really need, whether it's an emotional need, or a physical one, or both. And set about getting those needs met! You'll be much happier for it.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 2

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

Pay attention to your meals. While you're eating, be here now. In the moment. When your attention strays, bring it back. Do it over and over again, for the rest of your life. If you don't meditate, then boom. Now you do.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 1

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

In order to effectively learn how to ignore cravings, you must mentally rehearse the full miserable sequence of what would happen if you give in. So here's my exercise for you. The next time you experience a craving, stop. Grab a notebook.