Food cravings are the desire to eat a specific food even though you aren’t hungry. Typically, people crave foods high in sugars or highly processed carbohydrates like cake, bread, chips and candy. These foods are nutrient dense, which facilitates an exaggerated release of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine. The release of these feel-good neurotransmitters is why we crave and often overindulge in foods that don’t serve our body. During this podcast, Dr. Vaughn discusses how to recognize food cravings versus “real hunger” and provides strategies for effectively managing these cravings.