Despite my healthy eating and lifestyle, I still have cravings on a regular basis.  This in itself is weird, because you’d think that you’d eventually get over cravings after a while.  Who knows, maybe I still will.

I don’t crave chocolate as much as I used to, which is surprising because chocolate used to be my crutch.  I crave it every now and then, so this showed a definite improvement.

The big craving I have on a regular basis is for chewy, sugary sweets.  Think a mix bag from Sweets from Heaven, or those little plastic boxes of gummies that you buy at Woolies.  The other thing I crave regularly is liquorice – not All-Sorts sweet liquorice, but actual salty Dutch liquorice.

It’s very seldom that I crave anything savoury, like chips or anything like that.  My sweet tooth always commands my cravings.

I recently found this diagram showing what each type of craving means.  I’m not sure how true it is but I’m definitely going to try up my intake of the relevant nutrients to see if that helps.

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2 comments on “Cravings”

  1. I used to be really sceptical about “fixing” cravings, my worst has always been for red meat and junk food. My red meat cravings were killed from taking Creatine ( http://biovea.co.za/product_detail.aspx?PID=2073 ), and I stopped craving junk food after switching to using sea salt (Cerebos Iodated Sea Salt) instead of table salt. I also try to keep to a semi-respectable diet. I very, very rarely get cravings nowadays, though I do also eat nuts fairly often as we have macadamia and pecan nut trees. So, I’m a partial believer now, but I frankly couldn’t care if it was merely a placebo effect. I’d recommend the “fix-ma-nutrients” approach to anyone.

    Btw, salted liquorice is delicious.

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