Food cravings are related to childhood habits and visual cues. Your craving for desserts after dinner could be a habit cultivated during childhood. Or a craving for candy and salted snacks like potato chips could mean you have associated that particular food with a psychological sense of comfort or reward.
Do you get a craving for dessert or something sweet like chocolate after dinner every day? And are these cravings preventing you from achieving your weight-loss goal? If you answer yes to these questions, you can console yourself with the fact that you are not alone.
“There are psychological and physiological theories as to why we might crave high-sugar and high-fat foods,” says Ms Teo Soo Lay, Senior Dietitian, Department of Dietetics, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group.
Part of the urge to munch on sweet foods and unhealthy salted snacks may be related to the colourful, creatively designed advertisements that stimulate a desire to eat.
Continue reading to learn more tips to help you cope with your food cravings.
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This article was last reviewed on
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