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Understanding Cravings: What Your Body is Really Telling You

Understanding Cravings: What Your Body is Really Telling You

In this episode, we're going to unpack the science behind cravings.

Show Notes

Episode Summary:

In this episode, we got into the fascinating world of cravings, exploring their biological, hormonal, and emotional roots.

We discussed how cravings differ from hunger, the impact of hormones like ghrelin and leptin, and how our emotional state influences our food choices.

The episode also provided practical strategies for managing cravings through mindfulness, healthy substitutions, and portion control, emphasizing the importance of understanding and responding to our body's signals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cravings vs. Hunger: Understanding the difference is crucial. Hunger is a physical need for food, while cravings are often specific and tied to emotional or hormonal triggers.

  • Hormonal Influence: Hormones like ghrelin and leptin play significant roles in regulating hunger and cravings, affected by factors like stress and the menstrual cycle.

  • Emotional Eating: Emotions can strongly influence our eating habits, leading to specific food cravings.

  • Management Strategies: Mindfulness, recognizing emotional triggers, portion control, and healthy substitutions are effective ways to manage cravings.

Resources for Further Reading and Related Podcasts:

"The Hungry Brain" by Stephan J. Guyenet

"Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays

Podcast: "The Psychology of Eating"

Article: "9 Hormones That Affect Your Weight — and How to Improve Them"

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