Category Archives: Cravings

Does Fructose Trigger Over-Eating?

The details via CBS news – Fructose, a common sugar found in the U.S. diet, may cause changes in the brain that trigger a person to overeat, a new brain imaging study shows. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain … Continue reading

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Coffee At Risk Of Extinction?

Here’s the story – Coffee could be driven to extinction by the year 2080. UK researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens published their findings on PLOS ONE, stating that climate change would affect the wild Arabica coffee plant in East … Continue reading

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Getting Fat On Superstorm Sandy

Since 2 PM yesterday, we’ve been housebound due to Sandy.  And, we’ll probably be stuck in the house for at least another day.  (Luckily, up to now, we have not lost power.  But, I suspect it’s coming soon the way … Continue reading

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Sleep Inducing Pizza?

I’ve been jonesing for some pizza for a while now.  In fact, before yesterday, I cannot remember the last time I had some pizza?  I know that I had some in December 2011.   And, if I had any between that … Continue reading

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Mega Cravings

This morning, I took the Mega Millions plunge. (Why not? Everyone else is doing it.) I know the odds of winning are one in 176 million. But, I also know the odds of losing are one of one when you … Continue reading

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Sugar-Free Gum & Weight Loss

Via the L.A. Times – Some people chew sugar-free gum as a weight loss strategy, but does it work? An recent online study in the journal Obesity finds that chewing gum daily may have no effect on losing weight. The … Continue reading

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Diet Coke Dilemma

Earlier this year, I gave up drinking Diet Coke – and went seven months without having one. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve slipped back into the habit of having one a day, on weekdays, where I grab a … Continue reading

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Body Mass & Brain Wiring

Watching “The Biggest Loser” last night, I found it fascinating what Dr. David Linden shared regarding how the pleasure centers of the brains of obese and lean people work. Here’s a great summary on that from Trish Milburn: Dr. Huizenga … Continue reading

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Diet Apathy

For the last four days, I have been over-eating. It started with dinner on Friday night. And, that was repeated on Saturday evening. Yesterday, I over-ate at breakfast – and somewhat at dinner. And, today, I over-ate at breakfast again. … Continue reading

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Drawing The Line On Mindless Snacking – Albeit Healthy Snacking

I’ve had it. I got on the scale this morning and I am around four to five pounds heavier than I like to be – at this time of the day.  Yes, I just got back from a Disney vacation, … Continue reading

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Crunch Munching

Lately, I’ve been craving crunchy foods like almonds, granola, dried veggie chips, etc.  I’m not sure why I’m having this particular craving.  So, I started looking around the web to see if there was any information on this matter.  Here … Continue reading

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