I found this chart online and thought it’s very interesting!
Many times I’ve felt like the cravings I have are the consequence of my body “lacking something” (not all the time of course! many times it’s just me wanting to have ice cream or brownies LOL!) but there are times when I feel something “bigger than me” just NEEDING to eat sugar or MEAT! and I feel that it’s your body asking you for something that it’s needing…. now… we can always make good choices (even when trying to satisfy those cravings) so I thought this was very neat!
I remember there was a time when my mom (being a teacher) was always desperately craving to eat chalk! which was very odd (even for her! It didn’t make any sense!) but she would sometimes give in and bite a little bit of chalk in her desperation! Well… she went to the doctor and she was needing calcium! and they told her she wasn’t alone.. There are even “pieces of chalk” you can buy with a prescription (those are safe and good for you!) for women like my mom! LOL! (sounds like she is a little crazy but trust me SHE IS NOT!) and once she got her calcium supplements and stuff like that all the cravings disappeared! So… let’s identify what our body is really needing and kill those cravings once and for all with HEALTHY stuff! If we are craving for something let’s pay attention and see if our body is trying to tell us “there is something we are missing” in our diet… and let’s get it the right way (not overeating and indulging into fatty, junk food!)
The Thin Lady Inside