Psychology & Psychiatry

Here's why we crave food even when we're not hungry

Food cravings are very familiar to most people. We may see or smell food and want to eat, or sometimes we suddenly feel like eating something delicious. These intense desires occur even when we're not hungry and can be very ...

Overweight & Obesity

What food cravings tell us about the quality of our diets

Do you dream of ice cream in a Zoom meeting or reach for potato chips as you check the latest COVID-19 stats? You may be experiencing something deeper than a whim, according to a team of scientists at the Human Nutrition ...

Health

Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings

With millions of people around the world still confined to their homes due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, many have reported over-indulging in home-baking, snacks and sugary treats, potentially leading to increases in ...

Health

Four strategies to cope with a food craving

(HealthDay)—Sticking with a diet starts with having a plan that maps out meals and snacks based on foods that help you feel full longer. After all, if you feel satisfied, you'll be less likely to rummage through your kitchen ...

Health

Quick fixes: 3 ways to combat food cravings

(HealthDay)—If you think your inability to control food cravings is all in your head, you're right. Losing weight is about more than cutting calories—you also have to resist food urges.

Overweight & Obesity

Brain stimulation may reduce food cravings as obesity treatment

Stimulating the brain to alter its intrinsic reward system shows promise in the treatment of obesity, according to results presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2018. The technique ...

Health

Does your diet contain empty calories?

Whether you count the calories you consume every day, it's important to recognize when you might be filling your body with junk food that provides no nutrients. And, as Jason Howland reports in this Mayo Clinic Minute, many ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smarter apps to help fight the scourge of eating disorders

Around 20 million people in the EU suffer from eating disorders with an annual associated cost of EUR 1 trillion. Debilitating and stressful at best, at worst fatal, those suffering can face long delays in getting treatment. ...

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