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Doctor insights on: Cathy Cravings

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Are cravings real or just an excuse?

Are cravings real or just an excuse?

Not an excuse: But often a way of temporarily alleviating underlying emotional pain. So the cravings are "real" but their source is something other, making them seem on the surface "an excuse" to sensitive outsiders. ...Read more

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I'm constantly craving sex, why is this ?

I'm constantly craving sex, why is this 
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Normal at 19: humans are different but many people at young age like 19 like sex a lot. A biological mechanism to keep the human race going. ...Read more

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Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Why I always craving sweets and pastry?!!

Common: This is a common problem, but could be increased by certain medications or diabetes. Talk to your doctor and possibly a nutritionist ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm chocolate cravings?

See below: Have a small piece -- better than eating whole bar at once. Try to go with dark chocolate. Also, you might want to keep the chocolate in a freezer -- it will definitely take you longer to eat, curbing some of the cravings. You also might want to look at what triggers your cravings -- what triggered your cravings and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop food cravings!?

How to stop food cravings!?

Eat healthy: Alternatives. Try snacking on carrots, celery, pickles, cherry tomatoes, fruits. Even pretzels can help since it's hard to eat too many pretzels! if you fill yourself on healthier snacks it will be easier to fight the junk food cravings. Exercise since it may reduce your appetite and make u more resolved to eat well. ...Read more

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How can I stop candy cravings?

How can I stop candy cravings?

Just don't eat,: I know, easier said than done. But to avoid candy, which is really really tasty, you just have to have a lot of will power. Candy is tasty and inexpensive and everywhere. You just have to accept that candy is unhealthy and avoid it as much as you can. Perhaps replace with other sweet foods, like healthy fruit. ...Read more

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How do I stop my carb cravings?

How do I stop my carb cravings?

Ironically: if you reduce or eliminate junk carbs from your diet (& replace with healthy ones) - carb craving often starts to diminish in a short period of time. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I quell smoking cravings?

How do I quell smoking cravings?

It's difficult: There are medications that help some. You can learn to watch your mind and say to yourself that you're not going to give in to that particular trigger. Most helpful is reflecting that you've been enslaved by a jackass tobacco company ceo and that you are not going to give them the satisfaction of ruining the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How can I control food cravings?

How can I control food cravings?

No simple answer: Please consult this site for ideas and suggestions. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-facts-about-food-cravings. ...Read more

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What can help with carb cravings?

What can help with carb cravings?

Protein & Fiber: Eat frequent (every 3-4 hours) small meals or snacks that are high in protein and fiber. Ideally each snack should be about 10-12 g of protein, 5 g of fiber, 15 g of carbs. The cravings will not go away immediately but eating in this pattern (with a regular meal at least once a day) will lower the craving! ...Read more