Food Cravings

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The book sneak peek tip – Hunger Cravings… only 83 days until the book release!


How many of us get cravings for certain foods?  How many of us give into those cravings?

There are a number of triggers that can produce cravings, including the obvious ones like seeing something or smelling it.  Recent studies have shown that simply thinking about a food can be just as tempting as seeing or smelling it.  Additionally, emotions can play a part in what we crave; I know that I have certain “comfort foods” that I reach for when I’m sad, angry, or just plain bored.

So, what should you do about your cravings?  Well, denying yourself that food completely can make you crave it all the more.  Importantly, your body may be telling you that you are deficient in something.  Craving pretzels?  You might be low in sodium.  Craving cookies?  You may have low blood sugar.

Or, you may just be hungry or thirsty.  Did you know that sometimes when you think you’re hungry, your body may just be trying to tell you that you’re thirsty?  Stay hydrated; try having a glass of water before giving into a craving.  Of course, be conscientious of your body, and if you have a medical condition, be sure to keep that in mind and act accordingly.

Lastly, it is OK to sometimes give into the craving.  Just don’t overindulge, or you’ll be stuck with the guilt and the calories.

Fit Links:
10 Ways to Control Your Cravings – Reader’s Digest
How Food Cravings Work – Discovery Health


Fitness Attack #2, the book, is going to be released on Halloween 2010!  That’s right, 10/31/10! It will feature 101 easy tips to help you live a healthy and fit life! 91 of those tips will be released right here, starting today and going through the launch date. The last 10 tips are EXCLUSIVE to the book so if you want them, you’ll have to buy the book! We are also working on lots of bonus material to overload the book! More info on ordering and content to come – stay tuned!

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