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Foods that Increase Cravings

May 20, 2009

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Have you ever noticed that eating certain foods just have you wanting more? According to Dr. Louis Aronne author of The Skinny there are certain foods that trigger your hunger instead of relieving it.

These include:

  • Juice
  • Sugary cereals
  • Alcohol
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Sweets

While these trigger foods may be different for everyone, this list doesn’t seem far off. Dr. Aronne is probably not talking about 100% fruit juice or whole grain bread, but rather bread made with white flour and juice made from concentrate. You can still enjoy these foods, but just stick with the less processed variety. Opt for whole grains for your pasta, bread and cereals, 100% fruit for your juice, dark chocolate or fruit for your sweets, and limit alcohol intake.

Are there other foods that trigger your hunger that you don’t see on this list?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.