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Food Cravings

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...

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.

6 Ways to Beat a Food Addiction

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It's an all-too-common scenario: You wa...

Flavor Labs Know What You're Craving And Will Give You What You Want

Posted 10.10.2012 | Food

Last year, "60 Minutes" aired a fascinating segment on flavor factories, and why snack foods taste the way they do. One employee explained that there ...

Ask Healthy Living: What Do Food Cravings Really Mean?

Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

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...

When You Fight A Food Craving... It's Already Too Late!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Hanaan Rosenthal

Fighting your subconscious on anything is always a losing battle. You may have temporary gains, but over the long term, the odds are against you. There is, however, one facet to your relationship with your subconscious that will flip the struggle for supremacy on its head.

Emotional Eating, or Is It Really Just Poor Nutrition?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

I understand that some people truly deal with emotional eating, but lately with the hype about low- or no-carb diets, I am encountering more and more people coming to see me with complaints of experiencing fatigue along with intense carb cravings.

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...

New Science Behind Kicking Those Stubborn Food Cravings

Riley Rearden | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Riley Rearden

Recent research has shown that exercise actually changes the way our brain responds to the very idea of food.

What You NEVER Expect When You're Expecting

Karith Foster | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Karith Foster

There aren't enough websites or cute movies out there to have prepared me for some of this.

Five Ways To Satisfy A Sweet Tooth In Under 15 Minutes

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

Even if dessert is not usually your jam, you know what it's like to have a sweets craving. The need for sweets is real and unavoidable, and it often hits when there isn't much time to be spent slaving over a soufflé.

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.

WATCH: Can Sunglasses Help You Lose Weight?

Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know the best way to shed pounds the healthy way is to slash total calories and boost exercise. But sometimes that's easier said than done -- p...

How To Rewire Your Brain To End Food Cravings

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I'm a food addict. We all are. Our brains are biologically driven to seek and devour high-calorie, fatty foods. The difference is that I have learned how to control those primitive parts of my brain. Anyone can do this if they know how.

Celebrity Pregnancy Cravings: Buttered Pop Tarts, Pickle Pancakes And More

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

If someone asks for pickles and ice cream -- at the same time -- they'll often get a raised eyebrow and a whole lot of judgement. But when the person ...

Pickles Or Potato Chips? What Your Pregnancy Cravings Say About You

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Parents

By Devan McGuinness With each of my pregnancies I craved very specific things: With Big P all I wanted was orange juice, with Princess R I ate my w...

Why Our Bodies Crave One And Not The Other

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

For a better understanding of food cravings, it's important to understand what influences our cravings and what we can do to control them.

Food Addiction Works Like Drug Addiction In The Brain

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

Seeing a milkshake can activate the same areas of the brain that light up when an addict sees cocaine, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The stu...

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."

How Sweet It Is: Good News About Chocolate and Cocoa

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

The darker the chocolate, the greater the cocoa content and thus, the higher the health-promoting flavonoid content.