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Food Cravings

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

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.

Halloween and 9 Tricks to Beat Cravings This Season

Jill S. Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Food is fun this time of year! Deprivation is not the solution. Learning mindful eating behaviors is the secret and it takes some practice.

5 Easy Ways To Stop Stress Eating

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

It's the middle of the afternoon. You've got 37 unread messages, a pile of paperwork, and your boss just asked for tomorrow's report today. What do yo...

Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD The No. 1 thing most diets have in common is the lack of stick-with-it-ness. Many of us equate the word diet with short-...

Want To Lose Weight? Get More Sleep!

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Does your appetite change when you're tired? If you're short on sleep, do you find yourself craving junk food and sweets? Turns out, this dynamic isn't just in your head. But it is in your brain.

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."

The Restaurant Chains With The Most Addictive Food

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

Eighty-three percent of consumers say that cravings are the main reason they purchase food outside their home, according to a new report by market res...

5 Clues You Are Addicted to Sugar

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that, in fact, higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods can be addictive.

Reclaim Your Food Bliss

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Let's close Stress Awareness Month by reclaiming our food bliss -- and therefore our health. It's clear that we must intentionally defend ourselves from the unhealthy choices that surround us in order to find peace and satisfaction.

Sugar Cravings and a Sweetie Pie (Plus 7 Ways to Curb the Jungle Drums)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Sugar cravings might be one of the most insidious downward spirals in health management. If you eat something high in refined sugar, your blood glucose level skyrockets... and then crashes.

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.

Addicted to Food?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If you look at our culture's eating behavior, it certainly looks like addiction. Any situation is an opportunity to eat. Once we've started eating we don't seem to know when to stop, even when we want to, even when we know we're hurting ourselves.

Emotional Eating to Emotional Connection

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it's overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel that your emotional connections to food are causing problems for you, the following suggestions will help bring emotional eating back into balance.

5 Steps for Mental, Spiritual, and Physical Rejuvenation

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Turn on the TV, radio, iPad/pod/phone ...

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.

5 Secrets to a Joyous No-Weight-Gain Holiday

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's the holidays, and even the most st...

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.