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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Food Cravings (Overview)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have cravings for particular foods.


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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

Unknown: We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
67 doctors shared insights

Food Cravings (Overview)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have cravings for particular foods.


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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

One way of going: is to get tested for food sensitivities. We often crave the very foods that we are sensitive to. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has such a test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm getting treated for PID at the moment but my boobs and stomach is getting bigger and I've been having food cravings...Could i still be pregnant ?

I'm getting treated for PID at the moment but my boobs and stomach is getting bigger  and I've been having food cravings...Could i still be pregnant ?

Missed period?: Have you missed your period? If you are 4-5 days or more past due for your period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test; use first morning urine and follow the directions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

Not uncommon.: Each of us goes sme unusual spells like yours.But if it persists you need to pay attention.If you are not careful it may lead to over eating and related problems.You should check up for diabetes as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

No easy way out: If the junk food does not make you nauseated then you're out of luck... We doctors still hope that people will take their own health seriously, eat properly, rest, exercise and stop looking for a "miracle pill" for everything. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are food cravings hormonally triggered?

Please tell me, are food cravings hormonally triggered?

Too complex: In a pure situation, a craving might suggest a real need in your body. It would be a natural way to guide a creature toward what is good at the time. We are mostly not pure. Many cravings are emotional and have little to do with need. Hormones may play a bit of a part too, but it might be indirect - working through emotional channels. It can be a mix of many things. Best! ...Read more

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How can I prevent unhealthy food cravings?

How can I prevent unhealthy food cravings?

Tough : It may be unavoidable to crave unhealthy foods, but as much as possible try to only keep healthier options in your home so it will be less likely you will reach for the unhealthy. If you eat out, try to choose places that offer healthy options and ask the server to only tell you about those options. Try to stick to prespecified times for eating, and not to have unplanned snacks. ...Read more

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Ideas to avoid food cravings?

Ideas to avoid food cravings?

Distraction: Find another healthy activity to replace them - eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Drink lots of water. ...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 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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Why are my food cravings so strong?

Why are my food cravings so strong?

We sometimes crave: foods which we are actually allergic to. Do an experiment. Don't eat the top food you crave for a week and see if you are more relaxed, think clearer, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I stop evening food cravings?

Psychology: Understand the reasons you eat in the evenings. Often people do not eat all day at work and then when home and relaxed and "safe" find they are hungry and hungry for carbs that increase our dopamine. Eat three meals a day, eat regularly, recognize why you do this, get outside in the evening and find ways to relax. ...Read more

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How can we satisfy sudden food cravings?

Craving: Don't let yourself to the point where your feel staved. ...Read more

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How can I beat late night food cravings?

Try drinking a glass: Of water before picking up food. If you are craving food - consider a light vegetable snack instead. ...Read more

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How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

One way of going: is to get tested for food sensitivities. We often crave the very foods that we are sensitive to. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has such a test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can you stop late night food cravings?

How can you stop late night food cravings?

Binge eating tx: Modified cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In addition pharmacotherapy with ssris is successful in transiently reducing binge-eating and body weight; the snri duloxetine is effective for reducing binge eating, and global severity of illness with an effect on body weight; both topiramate and sibutramine seem promising(ramacciotti et al 2013). ...Read more

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Why is it that i get sudden food cravings?

Lot of theories: None are perfect. These stem around complicated hormonal patterns. Other things that may be at play are classical conditioning like you may have heard related to Pavlov's dogs, stress, particular nutritional deficiencies and even physiologic addiction. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more