Episode #159 - The Science of cravings: Understanding and managing them

life coaching mindset Mar 15, 2024

In this episode, we dive deep into the world of cravings, unravelling the science behind why we crave what we crave and how we can manage these powerful urges.

Cravings are more than just a desire for specific foods; they're a complex interplay of psychological desires, physiological needs, and environmental cues that can often feel overwhelming.

Whether it's the sudden need for something sweet, salty, or fatty, or a specific texture that calls to you, understanding the root causes of these cravings is key to managing them effectively.

Join us as we explore strategies to navigate and control cravings, ensuring they don't derail your health and wellness goals, and listen in to arm yourself with knowledge and practical advice to take control of your cravings once and for all.


What You'll Learn from this Episode:

  • The Science of Cravings: An overview of what food cravings are and the factors that drive them
  • Psychological Triggers: How emotions, stress, and environmental cues can condition us to experience cravings
  • The Role of Habit: Insight into how our daily routines influence cravings and how understanding the habit loop can aid in managing them
  •  Physiological Needs and Cravings: The connection between our body's nutritional deficiencies or needs and how they manifest as cravings
  •  Mindful Eating: Techniques to enhance awareness and appreciation of food, helping to distinguish between true hunger and cravings
  • Coping Strategies for Cravings: A variety of methods, including distraction techniques and substituting with healthier options, to effectively manage cravings
  • Long-term Management of Cravings: The importance of developing a sustainable approach to managing cravings, including building a supportive environment and seeking professional help when necessary.



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