Your body gives you specific physical cues when it needs food. For instance, you might typically feel lightheaded when you’re hungry, whereas someone else might get irritable or get a churning sensation in the stomach. In general, real hunger tends to carry a sense of urgency; your body has to have something – almost anything – right away.
A craving, on the other hand, is more of a desire for a specific food. If you’re telling yourself, “I’ll feel better if I eat a chocolate bar,” you’re probably experiencing a craving. People who eat a healthful, well-balanced diet tend to have fewer cravings.
You can learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by contacting the weight-loss professionals at HMC Weight Loss Centers. Complete the Schedule an Appointment Form to the left or give us a call today at (951) 547-1280 for more information about our Corona weight-loss clinic or (714) 543-2673 for our Tustin weight-loss clinic.