Ok - so most women I know crave sugar. They love it. They find chocolate comforting and necessary when their hormones are getting the best of them. They're likely to reach for a cookie or cupcake in a time of need.
But strangely, I've never been like that. For me, it's always been salty. Mmm. Whenever I feel any sort of craving, it's for something deliciously salty/savory: chips/french fries, sharp cheese, ketchup, etc. It's not that I don't like sweets - I absolutely do - but when it comes to a craving, I'm much more likely to crave something salty/savory vs. something sweet.
But then I gave up caffeine and alcohol and the weirdest thing happened. I started to feel my body crave sugar! This totally foreign feeling. I'm sitting at work stressing out about something and my body screams "KIT KAT BAR!" I get home from work and look for a snack, and my eyes hone in on NUTELLA. I'm sitting around the house not doing anything on Saturday and I feel this strong desire to go to YOLO! My morning oatmeal doesn't feel sweet enough, BETTER PUT SOME HONEY ON IT.
I think it could be one of those situations that was sort of a slippery slope. So, maybe I had a little extra sugar when I first quit the caff/booze just because I wanted a "treat," but then my body got used to it and now it's craving it.
But regardless - I don't want to eat so much sugar! So I really need to cut back. I need to eat grapes or some other sweet fruit when I'm in intense craving mode. I need to have one dark chocolate Hershey's kiss after dinner and then brush my teeth for the night. I need to LAY OFF the Nutella.
But it's so good...
(Actually, yesterday I tried hard to not eat so much and did pretty well - even when I ran to Walgreens after lunch and was thisclose to purchasing candy and/or a diet root beer. I'm going to try again today. Maybe if I can lay off for a few days, my body will go back to its normal ways.)
Do you guys crave anything? Does it tend to be sugary or salty/savory?