What Your Body Is Really Craving

 

Every month I am dying for chocolate and french fries. I am a girl who loves the sweet and salty combination. Food cravings get the best of me,¬† to be honest. I give in so quickly! This is why I won’t allow myself to have junk food in my house.

Food Cravings

After studying for my sports nutrition certification, I began to learn that my cravings are mainly the result of my body missing  nutrients. I figured I would share a few notes about how your body responds to food cravings.

Stress and Cravings

Sometimes, food cravings are the result of stress. Food can satisfy emotional needs in order reduce anxiety and stress levels. Carbohydrates boost our levels of the hormone serotonin, which has a calming effect. The combination of fat and sugar may also have the same calming effect.

What Your Body is Saying

Take a look at the chart. What are your food cravings?

 

Sound off: What are your monthly cravings? Are you a chocolate person? A midnight ice cream eater?

 

3 Comments

  • Kenda says:

    *Runs to store to get nuts and seeds*
    Girls I crave chocolate DAILY!! This helps so much!!

    • Alexandria says:

      LOL Me too! I am drinking a raw chocolate malt right now. It’s very good and hit the chocolate craving perfectly. I started making my own cashew milk and now I am rather in love.

  • Latasha da says:

    How do you know all this info? If I wanted to gain the knowledge about health and sports what do u suggest I do other than read all your post lol

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