Do you crave chocolate, bread, cheese, fries, or other foods? If so, there’s a reason why, as Doreen Virtue’s breakthrough book explains. Each food craving. Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean And How To Overcome Them by Doreen Virtue, , available at Book. If so, there’s a reason why, as Doreen Virtue’s breakthrough book explains. Constant Craving is a one-of-kind book that will give you the emotional, physical, .
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IF nothing can possibly replace your daily fix of a certain food, a new book suggests you could be in the grip of an eating crisis. Craving a particular food meaning you have to have it, and nothing else will do may mean your hunger is emotional rather than physical, says Doreen Virtue, an American author who describes herself as a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician.
Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them by Doreen Virtue
In doreej latest book Constant Craving she insists that tackling the underlying reason why people crave a certain food can help them to gain control of their eating and see the pounds drop off.
You may believe you crave a food because of its taste, but the body and emotions have an entirely different agenda. While working with people with eating disorders, Virtue found that morbidly obese people’s cravings for high-fat food stemmed from chronic anxiety and depression, as well as other emotions, which they were trying to soothe with food.
Our number one food craving, chocolate, contains the same chemical the brain creates when we feel romantic love, meaning women in particular may crave chocolate because it creates the feeling of being loved. For those who may be unsure whether they crave a food or just really like it, Virtue – who’s lost two stone by tackling her own cravings for food including ice cream – says a true craving is a compulsion that’s not a conscious decision, akin to cravings for addictive conxtant like tobacco.
The craving is controlling you. If you just like a food rather than craving it, you should be able to satiate your desire by eating a substitute if it’s not readily available. Studies suggest every food corresponds to a certain mood. In the American university professor Bernard Lyman asked people to imagine themselves experiencing various emotions, including anger, loneliness and joy, and at the same time asked them what food they’d like to eat.
They indicated strong preferences for desserts when feeling happy and loving, but when anxious they wanted snack foods, both of the healthy and junk variety.
Once people have identified why they crave a particular food, they can address the problem it has highlighted.
For instance, if you’re craving a comfort food like mashed potato with lots of butter, take non-caloric measures to comfort yourself such as phoning a good friend or having cinstant nap or a massage. Registered dietician Nigel Denby agrees that what we eat is often not just connected to physical hunger. Laura Donnelly Thousands of women with the most deadly form of breast cancer could be given hope by a breakthrough treatment which could make chemotherapy effective. Laura Donnelly Women who take the morning-after pill are being warned that those taking common medications may need a double dose after research found unwanted pregnancies.
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