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Cravings

What Do You Crave?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Cravings are, to me, some of the most interesting and most frustrating things when making lifestyle changes that involve food, alcohol or smoking, particularly because these habits often have a physiological origin.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jene Luciani for Shape.com 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 bl...

The New Way To Conquer Cravings

Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living

By Paige Greenfield You're sitting at your desk going about your workday when suddenly, out of nowhere, you're overcome with the desire -- no, ne...

An Open Letter to Carnie Wilson: What You Need to Know to Keep the Weight Off

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Dear Carnie: It's not surprising that you gained back most of the weight you lost after your first weight loss surgery -- so many people do.

Simple Tricks To Beat Food Cravings

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Everyone has cravings, but it is how we handle our cravings that will affect our health and/or our weight loss success. It is possible to manage your cravings in a healthy way. Read on to find out what your must-have-now urges mean and how you can control them.

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Saying Yes to Cravings Carrot Cake Cookies

Miranda Levenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Miranda Levenstein

Among the many things I would like to change about myself is my inability to say 'no.' The few times I've tried I am plagued with so much guilt and...

Sweeter Holiday Tip #1: Take Timed Breaths to Conquer Cravings and Challenging Situations

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Are you tempted to cave into a craving or to indulge in any kind of unhealthy behavior, even if it's legal? Here's a simple tip to help.

Why Are Premenstrual Women Desperate For Chocolate?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

I nearly fell off the treadmill when I heard on TV that snapping a rubber wristband against the wrist would stop the need to eat cookies. A craving for carbohydrates is as natural as feeling thirst when the body needs water.

Food Cravings? Listen to Your Body

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

In much of author Marion Woodman's work, she talks about how literal the body is in its signals; in a recent interview she says, "The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or sweetness."

Who Are You Calling a Fat Pig?

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Each think square brick is wrapped in hot pink foil, on top of that, a hot pink wrapper imprinted with a pig's snout. So, should you want to be cute, you hold the bar up to your face and boom: insta-pig.

Parenting Book Says New York 'Housewife' Alex McCord Drinks Alcohol Through Pregnancy

Daily News | Gatecrasher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We'll give the "Real Housewives of New York" something to talk about on their next episode - we got our hands on fellow castmate Alex McCord and her h...

What Are Your Joy Cravings?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

I crave joy and guess that many others do as well. But these cravings aren't usually translated into an objective form. Instead, they remain shapeless; they never quite materialize.

The Anti-Diet: Healthy Eating ≠ Self Denial

Telegraph | Diana Henry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I have dieted all my life. Not only do I love food, but I hate exercise (though I have managed to make myself endure it, on the grounds of health). I ...

Wave A White Flag: Cravings Battle "Pointless"

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Trying to cut out all thoughts of your favourite, fattening food may actually make you eat more, claims research. Women who tried to stop thinking ab...

The Bacteria That's Behind Your Chocolate Cravings

AP News | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is. A small study links the type of ba...