Food Exposure and Cravings

Seeing food, smelling food, watching TV shows about food, talking about food, or just plain thinking about food are all various types of food exposure.  Food exposure is something we can’t avoid completely. However, a common result of frequent food exposure is frequent food cravings. If your environment is littered with food cues, our latest […]

Food Pushers, When “No Thanks” Isn’t Enough

The topic of co-workers pushing food on one another came up in our class on Mindful Eating today.  Of course, it's not just co-workers who try to encourage us to eat; it could be friends, relatives, clients, etc.  However the fact that we are with co-workers an average of 5 days/week may make this a bigger […]

A Story of Ice Cream & Cravings

Staff participant Jen Joyce is here today with the story of her unrequited love affair with ice cream — she loves it but it doesn’t love her.  Like scorned lovers everywhere, she’s examining her passion closely to determine how best to proceed. Last night I had a strong craving for ice cream, so even though […]

Managing Food Cravings: Changing Eating Habits

Developing Healthier Food Habits One of the classes we teach at Green Mountain focuses on the various types of food cravings people have: physical cravings, those due to food exposure, and habit-based cravings.  Wanting to eat out of habit is usually a response to an event, location, activity, time of day, or routine of some sort.  We’ve formed associations […]

Food Addiction: Don’t Assume the Worst First

At Green Mountain at Fox Run, it’s very common to hear women state that they are food addicts or sugar addicts.  The most common description of this is that once a person eats foods high in sugar or refined flours (often accompanied by fat) they have difficulty stopping.  They may also notice that they want […]

Healthy Weight Loss: Managing Food Cravings

Study: Food Cravings May Just Be Calorie Cravings When we think we’re dealing with carbohydrate cravings, a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests we’re really just craving calories. But not just any source of calories…something that has a lot of them. We’re hungry, and we want something to satisfy. As we all […]