Is a craving the same as hunger? In many senses, yes, it is. Eating because you are craving something is the TRUE #1 cause of eating when you're not really hungry, and they didn't even address it here.
And what is the #1 cause of food cravings? All of you (us!) sugar-holics know! Low-nutrient, high-sugar, high-starch, highly-processed junk. If you can go cold turkey for a week or two and eat whole foods from the perimeter of the store - meat, dairy, produce, not bakery - your cravings will shrivel up and you will feel full for the first time in ages.
All of these other causes have validity, but addressing them without addressing the main cause of non-hunger hunger is like putting on your makeup before you get your shower. Kinda pointless.
- 4/16/2013 8:25:49 AM