How can indulging help reduce cravings?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics

Sometimes cravings pass and sometimes they don’t. Many studies have shown that when someone doesn’t “indulge” in a food that they are craving the craving continues, and tends to grow. This often leads to overeating, even binging. When you eat a reasonable portion of the food you’re craving you can, in essence, reduce the craving. But not denying yourself the foods you crave, you will psychologically cultivate a healthy relationship with food.

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