Cravings for certain foods are nothing unusual nowadays. Everyone now and then has a craving for sweet or salty foods which isn’t something bad unless cravings become part of your everyday life and have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, then understanding your cravings is an essential part of your success! Cravings are usually seen as a negative, something we should suppress and should fight against as much as possible – until we give in and binge on junk.
But did you know….cravings are actually a positive?
It’s your body telling you it needs something. Not just anything. Something very specific. The key to understanding cravings is to listen very carefully to determine the essential vitamin or mineral your body is lacking.
Instead of suppressing your cravings find out what the source of them is. It can be due to lack of nutrients, especially minerals and vitamins or sometimes because of bad food choices like fast food or processed foods which aren’t nutritious and make our bodies crave more and more to get the nutrition it needs.
Cravings can also occur if you are unhappy.
You don’t have to be physically hungry, you can also be emotionally hungry. The cause of certain cravings could be a bad relationship, not enough love, stress, depression, exhaustion or dissatisfaction. Finding out what is the source of your food cravings is the first step of reducing them and helping you to find a healthy balance. What do you usually crave? What is it telling you?