Why Food Cravings?
By Beth W. Orenstein
Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH
It happens every time you start a diet to lose weight — you start craving foods like chocolate, cookies, or other high-calorie, high-fat foods. “Food cravings can be both physiological and psychological,” says Roberta Anding, MS, RD, sports dietitian at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute in Houston and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But you can beat both kinds. Here are 10 simple ways to fend off food cravings