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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

CRAVINGS

Cravings are predictable and can be avoided says Stephen Gullo, PhD

In an interview I did with the very successfull Stephen Gullo, PhD, author of Thin Tastes Better, he said that cravings are very predictable and will pass within about 12 minutes. He also said that you can prevent cravings by eating every 3-4 hours. Here is the section of his interview where he talks about cravings. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 4:48 pm | [0] comments

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Women who lost the most weight had more cravings for high-calorie foods, but gave in less often

"[W]e found that the more successful weight losers had cravings for increased energy-dense foods compared to subjects with less weight loss, but they also had a reduced frequency of giving in to cravings," notes a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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The portion size of craved foods predicts maximum body weight

"The results of this study suggest that portion size of craved foods, but not frequency of experiencing and giving in to cravings, is a significant predictor of lifetime maximum BMI [body mass index]," notes a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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‘Food cravings are a typical component of human eating behavior’ study notes

"[Our] findings, combined with previous research, suggest that food cravings are a typical component of human eating behavior and that conscious control of portion size and frequency of giving in to cravings, rather than suppression of food cravings, may be important areas of emphasis in weight control programs," notes a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 4:25 pm | [0] comments

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Most commonly craved foods : chocolate, salty snacks, ice cream, brownies

The most commonly craved foods according to a small study of overweight women were chocolate (31%), salty snacks (24%), ice cream (10%), brownies, cookies, cakes and muffins (10%), bread and pasta (10%), meat or fish (7%), ethnic foods (Chinese, Thai, Greek) (4%), ice tea (4%). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 4:18 pm | [0] comments

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52-97% of people report having had food cravings

"Food cravings, typically defined as 'an intense desire to eat a specific food' have been reported in 52–97% of individuals studied," notes a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 4:04 pm | [0] comments

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People tend to crave foods high in fat, low in protein and fiber

Foods that people crave have more than twice the calorie density of their normal diet and tend to be high in fat, and low in protein and fiber according to a study from researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 3:55 pm | [0] comments
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