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Cravings

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 -- pi...

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...

What To Do If You're Hungry And Too Stoned To Talk

Food & Wine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

This flowchart guides you on a mystical journey to the snacks you're destined to not remember eating.

How To Cope With Food Cravings

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

A new study suggests that a short bout of exercise can reduce chocolate cravings. Exercise has so many health benefits, so when you get a craving, especially when you're not hungry, a brisk walk may be all you need to let it pass.

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.

10 Secrets Of People With Extraordinary Willpower

Katie Morton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

People with extraordinary willpower look objectively at other people's success, admire the hard work that went into it, and use that as inspiration.

1 Simple Way to Cope With Chocolate Cravings

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Putting just a small effort into eating something -- including chocolate -- can significantly reduce the amount you eat.

10 Ways To Ditch Your Cravings For Sugar, Salt, And Fats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The best way to ensure you are eating the highest quality, most nutritious food possible is to prepare your own food in your own kitchen. We are all chefs. You don't have to be trained at Le Cordon Bleu to know your way around a kitchen.

The Day Peanut Butter Attacked Back

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I probably don't have to tell you that confessing to the dermatologist what had happened was rather embarrassing. She looked at me completely perplexed and said (point blank), "You can't lick knives." This is when I earnestly reminded her, "You don't understand. There was still peanut butter on it."

Why You're Sabotaging Yourself (And How To Stop)

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Our optimal psychology is one where we're fully engaged in life -- effortless, joyful, and as a result extremely productive. And as our neuroscience advances, we can build tools to help all of us move into this optimal state more and more.

Will We Ever Stop Craving Things That Aren't Good for Us? Author Interview

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Recovery from cravings is mostly about what you start doing, and much less about what you stop doing.

Everybody Loves Bacon

Alex Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Alex Jamieson

No matter what kind of bacon you crave, these recipes are for you.

Revelry, Revulsion and Residential Treatment: Your Brain's Fine Line Between Love and Hate

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Though external chemicals like alcohol can play a part, it's our own brain chemistry that lies at the root of every compulsion. In that sense, all addictions are chemical ones.

Lojong Practice Outside of Meditation

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

We must overcome craving if we are to develop any of the six perfections, most especially generosity and patience.

Why Can't I Curb My Cravings?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Although curbing cravings can be difficult, particularly if you are already in a pattern of indulging, it is possible to better understand your cravings and make even small changes that have a lasting impact on your willpower.

Relationship Advice: How To Embrace Feelings Of Desire

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The same life energy that leads to suffering also provides the fuel for profound awakening. Desire becomes a problem only when it takes over our sense of who we are.

A Recipe for Overeating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The holiday season provides the perfect ingredients for overeating. Run yourself down physically by not sleeping, exercising, eating when you're hungry, or consuming nutritious foods.

TV and the Power of Suggestion

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

The power of suggestion is indeed powerful. And, in my opinion, it's rarely to our benefit. Think about it -- when you have a craving, is it for something healthy like apples or spinach, chicken or salmon? Not for me.

Cookie Monsters

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

If you have no understanding of pigging out, then nothing I say here will be of interest to you. Either your eating habits are under control or you actually prefer carrots over carrot cake. In any case, we can't possibly relate, so you're dismissed.

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

Can't Stop Craving Carbs?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Let's continue our exploration of cravings. In my last post, we discussed how stress causes us to crave carbs. I also mentioned that sometimes, simply being hungry will do the same since carbs readily convert to glucose.

How To Handle Halloween Candy Cravings

Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Tallmadge for U.S. News Health Halloween is all about sweets! So it's no surprise that Halloween can trip up even the most conscientio...