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Just about everyone experiences food cravings so does this make cravings a normal part of a healthy appetite or are they something to fight or fear?
In a recent Healthy Tasmania survey people told us food cravings was a top nutrition concern.
We must eat to live and it’s normal for food to give us pleasure.
A food craving or an intense desire for a particular food or foods can be a result of many things:
So next time you get a food craving, take a moment to think about what the cause may be.
While cravings are normal, here are several ways to reduce them:
Remember, if you have uncontrolled and unsatisfied cravings, check in with your GP for a check-up.
For more information about living a healthy life visit Healthy Tasmania
By Alison Ward
Department of Health
image: Incorporate regular times when you include sweet and savoury foods or those foods you crave.