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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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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 emergency 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

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What should I do to control food cravings!?

What should I do to control food cravings!?

See below: Are you overeating or it's about food in general? See your primary care physician to help rule out anything medical. Also, see a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders. Keep a food diary -- why eat? What did you feel before you ate? What are you feeling now? Write down even if your nibbling -- will help you monitor your food intake. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce food cravings?

Eat more often: Eating 5-6 small means per day is a great way to reduce cravings. Also, it is real important to eat breakfast. ...Read more

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Should people pay attention to food cravings?

Should people pay attention to food cravings?

Yes and No: Craving for eating ice or clay may mean that you have an iron deficiency (called pica). Most people just crave sweets, and those should be ignored -- eating sweets makes you fat. Who knows whether pregnant women wanting pickles in peanut butter are truly seeking nutrients that the baby is needing, but I won't argue with that one. In that case, I drive to the store to make mama happy! ...Read more

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What are some easy ways to curb food cravings?

What are some easy ways to curb 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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Is there a way to not give in to food cravings?

Is there a way to not give in to food cravings?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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Please help me with fighting bad food cravings!?

Please help me with fighting bad 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 do I stop food cravings in order to do a fast?

How do I stop food cravings in order to do a fast?

Focus on benefits: 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. Entering into your fast and post fast diet will be easier. ...Read more

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Please advise how to satisfy my salty food cravings?

Please advise how to satisfy my salty food cravings?

Products: You can try different products such as lite salt or no salt. There are also different spice combinations that may help such as ms. Dash. Try looking at the spice aisle in your grocery. ...Read more

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What are effective methods for fighting food cravings?

What are effective methods for fighting food cravings?

Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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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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Can someone tell me how people curb their food cravings?

Can someone tell me how people curb their food cravings?

Good dietary program: All diet plans encourage drinking a lot of water, have regular meals without skipping and fill up with vegetables and fruit. Other people resort to diet pills and they are good while you are taking them but as soon as you stop, the craving comes back. Some have claimed that hypnotherapy also help. Regular exercise can also help control your cravings. Multivitamins also help. ...Read more

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Can you give me some good tips for monthly food cravings?

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Cravings: List down what you crave for and slowly ration the quantities of each food item while substituting with fluids. ...Read more

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Start my diet tomorrow. How can I stop my food cravings? Any help?

Start my diet tomorrow. How can I stop my food cravings? Any help?

Depends: 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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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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I m late 20 days and ni symptoms otherthan food cravings and negative test 3 times?

I m late 20 days and ni symptoms otherthan food cravings and negative test 3 times?

If you miss 2nd, go: Make an appointment w/ a doctor to have a blood test and if that's also negative they can examine you to discover why you are not ovulating and having your usual cycle. It's a good idea either way. So, just give it another week or two and things will be set straight. Food cravings at this stage would be 99% psychological, so don't put much weight on that or on you. Best! ...Read more

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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 can you stop junk food cravings?

How can you stop junk food cravings?

Protein, H20 &grazing: We crave sugar, salt and fat when we go too long without eating, are addicted to junk food, have low energy, or get dehydrated. Protein meals stay with us longer;water fills us up and helps our digestion operate efficiently; and eating small snacks high in protein between meals (i.e. 10 almonds at 2pm) keeps us from feeling like we are "starving". Eat well frequently! ...Read more

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How do I avoid getting food cravings?

Depends: I will say it depends on the diet and add that for the most part, diets are ineffective long-term. Life style changes are what are important. If you are having food cravings, it is likely those are the foods you will eat once you stop the diet. Wouldn't it be better to find a lifestyle in which you can just stick with, for life? ...Read more

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How can you resist junk food cravings?

Great question: This question shows you've started on the path to healthy food choices. Often cravings are emotional or physical - what does your heart or body need? Consult functional medicine nutritionist or physician to look at underlying causes. Try therapy or support groups (in person or online). Check your emotions in the moments of cravings - what are you really wanting? Add veggies and probiotics. ...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