The Psychology of Food Cravings: the Role of Food Deprivation

  title={The Psychology of Food Cravings: the Role of Food Deprivation},
  author={Adrian Meule},
  journal={Current Nutrition Reports},
  pages={251 - 257}
  • A. Meule
  • Published 23 June 2020
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Nutrition Reports
Purpose of Review Dieting is often blamed for causing food cravings. Such diet-induced cravings may be mediated by physiological (e.g., nutritional deprivation) or psychological (e.g., ironic effects of food thought suppression) mechanisms. However, this notion is often based on cross-sectional findings and, thus, the causal role of food deprivation on food cravings is unclear. Recent Findings Experimental studies suggest that a short-term, selective food deprivation seems to indeed increase… 
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