So, is there really anything to food cravings? I've read so many things about them being real and meaning something then read they mean nothing. I tend to fall in the they mean something camp because the ones I get tend to be so strong, clear and specific it's too weird not to be real.
For instance. Right now I'm craving red meat. Like I could knock a cow over and start gnawing. On my honeymoon it was cheetos. Sometimes it's sugar, sometimes salt but mostly its specific foods.
I'm still on the fence about this one. Specifically, I've been doing a bit of reading on what's optimal to eat before and after I exercise, and I've been trying to follow the current guidelines because I have a tendency to eat crap if I don't pay attention. I've found that after a few months, I DO crave the foods I SHOULD be eating, but not sure if that's just metabolic training.
(I still can't rid myself of wanting a side of beef around 4pm every day though - so I feel your pain, DJ
I totally have yin/yang cravings. Like if I eat an ice cream cone, I always want a bag of chips after. Then I eat the chips, and I want a chocolate bar, then I want a bag of peanuts, then I want some gummy bears, then I want...
You get the idea.
Up 10lbs since quitting smoking. Working on it now. Just passed the 6 month milestone on 7/9!
I crave a lot of stuff that I see in TV commercials, well the pizza commercials, ice cream treats, chocolate . . . that kind of stuff. But I usually get over it.
Has anyone seen the ads for that thing that's made with girl scout cookies?
Certain commercials are just evil.
Anyway, I don't crave stuff like I used to. Now when I crave something like a hot dog I remember how my body felt the last time I had one (not good).