The Psychological Factors That Cause Food Cravings

I’ve heard a lot of people say that: when they start eating healthier, they start craving healthier food over time…

I haven’t noticed that working for me.  Not exactly.  I get cravings, but when I go to address the craving – I do try to make healthier choices.

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Why Some Vegetarians Start Craving Meat

During her nine years as a vegetarian, writer Courtney Dunlop says she always had a “nagging feeling” eating plants exclusively wasn’t the absolute best thing for her own health. She felt sluggish, unhealthy, and like her general mood could be improved.

However, with animal welfare as a driving motivator, she continued with the restrictive diet — even choosing to go vegan earlier this year.

Source: Why Some Vegetarians Start Craving Meat

We already have words to better summarize “craving on a cellular level” – nutrition deficiency.  That’s why it’s not a good idea to make a substantial change to your diet without information.  Unless you live in an area without internet, there’s no excuse.  Libraries provide internet access…

It’s incredibly difficult to be vegetarian, nevermind vegan, if you are on warfarin/coumadin.  You can, but your medication dose is likely to be higher that on other diets as spinach/kale/chard are extremely high in vitamin K.

Pursue whatever diet you want, so long as it is providing the necessary nutrition.  But I admit, I don’t like the idea of a diet based on guilt/shame.  I do however advocate that most could stand to have more fruit and vegetables in our diet.

Instagram Diet: Curb Specific Food Cravings with “Sensory Simulation”

Looking at endless pictures of foods can make them less enjoyable to eat, a recent study has found.

While a few photos might enhance the appetite, contrary to what you’d expect, people are actually put off the taste by looking at loads of pictures of food.

Source: Most Unlikely Weight Loss Trick Revealed by Psych Experiment