The Causes of Food
Food cravings are caused
by different things. Different people crave different things for different reasons. One of the
reasons people crave is due to the brain. There are places in the brain that trigger craving
because they bring back the memory of pleasurable foods that you end up wanting badly. These
three places are the
caudate, hippocampus and insula. They are usually active during a craving period.
This guide to
food cravings will give you more information.
Food cravings are also brought on if your body lacks certain things. If your body lacks
some kinds of vitamins or minerals or nutrients, you may yearn for foods that have them. For
example you might be eating too many foods with nutrients because your body needs
Food cravings may be
triggered when you are stressed, bored or depressed. This leads to people eating a lot (for
comfort) which is a problem. Consulting a doctor for these kinds of cravings may be the best
thing to do. A doctor will advise you on what to do to stay healthy and also give you a guide to
Hormones are the other
reason that leads to food cravings. That is why pregnant women tend to crave more. Women also
have these urges during menstrual periods. It is during these times that most women tend to have
food cravings. Men with fewer cravings are not usually affected by hormonal imbalance. To read
more relevant data you can go to Medicalnewstoday.com.
Tips to Reduce Food
The other thing that I
will talk about in this guide to food cravings are the ways in which you can reduce or get rid
1. First understand and
acknowledge that you have a problem when it comes to ‘saying no’ to food cravings.
2. Once you acknowledge that
then you can find out why you want the foods you crave for, is it because you are pregnant, on your
periods, your body needs it, allergic to it or if there is any other reason besides these
3. Try to eat half of what you
are craving instead of taking everything. Instead of buying a whole jar of brownies only get one or
4. Take in enough calories,
not more than needed and not less.
5. Avoid waiting till you are
very hungry to eat because you end up with the urge to eat more food.
6. The most important thing
you have to do is tell the craving that you are stronger and that you won’t give in no matter how
hard it is. This guide to food cravings might tell you all you need to know but you have to take
the stand when the craving surfaces.
These are not the only
ways to curb food cravings. Giving in to cravings is okay if you know how to control yourself.
If you know that you can take only a reasonable amount of the foods then you can dig in every
time you get the urge to do so. This may not be the case though if you have a weight problem
because you may find yourself gaining more weight instead of losing it. To read more on guide to
food cravings you can click here.
With the help of the
guide to food cravings I hope you will be able to fight the urge to get that carrot cake that
you want so badly. I am sure that you will also help your friends fight their cravings as well.
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A food craving
is that strong urge to get certain foods and most people don’t stop till they satisfy the
places in the brain that trigger craving because they bring back the memory of pleasurable foods
that you end up wanting badly
If your body
lacks some kinds of vitamins or minerals or nutrients, you may yearn for foods that have
may be triggered when you are stressed, bored or depressed
the other reason that leads to food cravings
till you are very hungry to eat because you end up with the urge to eat more food
Food cravings might be
brought on by learning. We tend to eat more of the foods that we used to eat when growing up.
Once we stop eating those foods then we get the strong urge, even when these foods are not
really needed by the body.