Why we crave certain foods (& one way of dealing with them)

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ladybird30
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Why we crave certain foods (& one way of dealing with them)

Post by ladybird30 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:13 am

If you are interested in why we crave certain foods and what we can do about it, Stephan Guyenet goes into detail at
https://examine.com/members/deep-dives/ ... yenet-phd/

"Since cravings are driven by food-related sensory cues such as the sight and smell of tempting foods, the most straightforward way to beat them is to avoid exposing yourself to those cues. If tempting, unhealthy foods aren’t available in your personal surroundings, not only will they be harder to eat, but you’ll be less likely to crave them."

There are other ways of dealing with foods which tempt us to eat more of them than we should, but this is my main method.
If I do bring such foods home, I allow myself to eat as much as I want within the 3 meal framework - this saves a lot of mental angst which actually does nothing to limit consumption for me.
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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