I surprised myself the other night. I had taken a gym class in the morning; worked all day; then walked 2.8 miles home from work (yes, I google mapped this just to see how far this actually was); cooked a shrimp dinner; had 2 glasses of wine…
Now let’s get to what actually surprised me… I was craving frozen yogurt and after trying to resist my craving, I waited 15 minutes and then decided to do something daring. I ate a handful of fresh raspberries. BOOM. My craving was satisfied! Yup. I was shocked too.
- Most common food cravings: chocolate, bread, salty treats, carbonated drinks, cheese
- Doctors say that food cravings are all in your head – the parts of your brain that are responsible for your memory and sensory are to be mainly blamed for your food cravings
- Food cravings can be triggered by stress and anxiety, as well as other emotions.
- Dietary restrictions make cravings worse.
- A food craving is called: ‘moreishness’ – kind of ironic huh… ‘More please!’
- Women have more food cravings than men
- Rumors say a craving lasts 14 minutes… I’m not sure if I believe this or not. But I like to tell myself this when I’m trying to not cave.
- Chew a piece of gum
- Eat a healthy version of the genre you are craving
- Sweets – have a piece of fruit
- Salty – snack on a couple nuts
- Cheese – oh heck, just eat the cheese. I can’t resist this whether I have a craving for it or not
- Go for a walk
- Drink a glass of water
- Read a book or magazine
- Take a bubble bath