Food Cravings and How to Beat Them

Food cravings. We have likely all had some type of craving at some point, and for some its a daily battle. One of the more common questions I have been asked as a dietitian is how to beat cravings or how to manage them. There is not a quick and easy answer because cravings themselves are pretty complex. Cravings result from certain brain chemicals, like dopamine (the feel good hormone), being released when you eat certain foods. As a result, your brain continually seeks this “feel good” reaction, thus craving that food that stimulated dopamine release in the first place.

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Kale and Spicy Turkey Sausage Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells were somewhat of a staple growing up. My dad would often make them when my mom went out of town and I always loved them. Im not sure why I have never attempted them myself, or what prompted me to attempt now, but I decided to wing it with this recipe- I just used what I thought would taste good. When my husband said, “These are the best stuffed shells I have ever had”, I knew I had a winner!

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What is Carb Cycling?

Have you heard of Carb Cycling? Do you watch Extreme Weight Loss with Chris and Heidi Powell? Carb cycling has been in use in the fitness world, and is the strategy the Powell’s use to help their clients lose extreme amounts of weight.┬áSo in HBH fashion, we wanted to discuss the diet and dispell the myths…

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30 Minute Meal: Mahi Tacos with Avocado Salsa

These tacos are simple, easy to prep and full of flavor! They come together in 30 minutes and are definitely a crowd pleaser!

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HBH- Year in Review

As the New Year approaches, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular posts! We hope you are enjoying some extra time with family and friends and we will see you in 2016!

Recipes

Protein Packed Quinoa Broccoli Bites

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Baked Rosemary Chicken and Vegetables

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