Food Craving

Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…familiar: Food cravings. Food cravings are usually a very strong signal that something is out of balance nutrition-wise. That’s why they accompany most weight-loss diets that restrict certain food groups. Low-fat dieters will crave things like pizza or ice cream. Low-carb dieters will crave the candy…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…lower in sugar than milk chocolate. "Chocoholism" Explained It’s one thing to enjoy chocolate every so often. It’s another to seriously crave it. Cravings for chocolate are oftentimes more for the different stimulants it contains, rather than its sugar content. Chocolate contains the chemicals caffeine…

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices

…worth it, with organic foods having, in some instances, a 200% increase in nutrients compared to conventional foods. Index of Change Your Life Posts Now It's Your Turn: What are your favorite healthy substitutes? You May Also Be Interested In: * Four Ways to Fight Food Cravings * How to Transform Your…

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How to Deal With Sugar Cravings

…body to crave these new healthy foods. Tips and Snack Ideas Remember how you used to eat unhealthy snacks as you wished? You were missing out on opportunities to fulfill your daily nutritional fruit and vegetable requirements. Fruit can be very helpful and effective in satisfying sugar cravings and you’ll…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

food. Prepared and processed foods are also huge culprits because salt is a major ingredient in most of them. When you take a close look at the steady increase in the incidence of bone problems over the past two or three decades, you’ll see that it coincides with the increased use of processed foods.…

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Introduction to The Change Your Life Blog Series

Food Choices * Why You Should Walk For Exercise February 2014 Change Your Life Posts * How To Maximize the Benefits of A Walking Regimen * Boredom or Hunger? * How to Deal With Sugar Cravings * Interval Training for Weight Loss March 2014 Change Your Life Posts * How Stress and Unhealthy Food Cravings

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How To Stop Emotional Eating

Research has recently shown that eating fatty foods sends a strong message from the gut to the brain that negates sadness. No wonder stress makes us crave (and indulge in) unhealthy food! Stress causes the gut to increase production of a hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin sends messages to the brain, through…

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Don't Ignore This Medication Side Effect

…individuals in nursing homes or hospitals, the threshold levels were even higher. (Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 93;33(1):3–15) These threshold shifts explain why the elderly, particularly those on medication, tend to crave and consume excess salt or sugar. This can be extremely serious since, for an elderly diabetic…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…hunger stress, and help with the food cravings associated with high levels of cortisol. * Significantly decrease your starch and carbohydrate consumption. Eliminate sugar. It will be very difficult to do this initially as cortisol increases your desire for sweet food and carbohydrates. Satiate yourself…

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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…keep the finished mixture around 1/2 to 3/4 cup. You'll be surprised how effectively this little shake can take the place of those late-night food cravings and help improve your sleep as well. Now It's Your Turn: Do you have any bedtime snacks that help you fall asleep? You May Also Be Interested In…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Gymnema Sylvestre

…refined sugar from the diet--a nearly impossible task when you consider that sugar, in one form or another, is now added to almost every processed food. As such, I believe it is imperative that each of us takes measures at least to counteract sugar's effects through the use of supplements. As far as…

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Weekly Update for December 16, 2013

…especially interested in digestive health and healthy diet please visit my Tumblr minisite! This week’s issue covers: * Four Ways to Fight Holiday Food Cravings * The Science Behind Cranberries and Urinary Health * A Waist to Hip Ratio Guide Also, coming up on my blog this week: * The Power of Sleep –…

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A Daily Soda Ups Diabetes Risk

…increased risk of developing cancerous tumors. Artificial sweeteners have also been shown to increase cravings for sweets, which can lead to a higher consumption of sugary and refined carbohydrate foods. Clearly, substituting artificially sweetened drinks for sugar-sweetened ones isn’t the answer. Drinking…

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