The Science Behind Food Cravings

Are you considering bariatric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery to help you reach a healthy weight? If so, then you may wonder why you sometimes feel the need to reach for unhealthy snacks and meals. Watch this video to learn the science behind food cravings.

Hunger cravings are your body’s way of telling you to eat something because your blood sugar is beginning to drop. However, food cravings can hit even when you are not truly hungry. These cravings can be a sign of a nutrient deficiency, but it’s more common for them to be due to a psychological hunger, rather than a physiological one.

If you struggle with managing your hunger and maintaining a healthy weight, then Bariatric Care Centers may be able to help. For information about our weight loss surgery options near Houston, such as sleeve surgery, please call us today at (713) 339-1353.


Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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