Not to be confused with hunger, food cravings are an intense desire for a specific food. This desire can often seem uncontrollable and feel as though you can’t satisfy your hunger until that craving is met. However, there can often be a deeper meaning behind these food cravings and whilst we may think it’s our body telling us to eat, it can often indicate something else.
Here nutritionist Laurann O’Reilly and owner of Nutrition by Laurann, discusses some of the possible causes as well as some practical and nutritional strategies to curb those cravings.
A farmer’s daughter from Tipperary, Laurann has always had an appreciation for food, nutrition and health promotion.
Laurann has an honours BSc. Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from University College Dublin. She is also an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society London.
With a passion for nutrition and experience working in Ireland and the UK, Laurann uses her knowledge and skills to help people achieve optimum health and assists in the prevention and treatment of nutritional related problems through means of nutritional consultation, personalised diet plans, health promotion and education.
Laurann has an Honours BSc. Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Nottingham, a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from University College Dublin, is an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society London, a professional member of the Celiac Society Ireland, is registered with the Institute of Public Health Ireland and fully insured.