‘managing food cravings’

Food Exposure and Cravings

By Robyn Priebe

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 FitBriefing, What Your Food Cravings […] Read more »

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

By Robyn Priebe

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 problem than your aunt trying […] Read more »

A Story of Ice Cream & Cravings

By Marsha Hudnall

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 I am well-fed here at […] Read more »

Habit-Based Eating

By Robyn Priebe

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 it usually a response to an event, location, activity, time of day, or routine of some sort.  Some common examples are eating while watching TV, snacking […] Read more »

Food Addiction: Don’t Assume the Worst First

By Robyn Priebe

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 more of the same as […] Read more »

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