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What foods do you crave?

Posted by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Salty, sweet...what do you crave?

When you've had a rough day, when it is that time of the month, when you just, well, are hankering for something, what do you reach for?

I'm betting you didn't say brussel sprouts.

Right, just a guess, but a pretty good one, no? The majority of us just don't crave things that are good for us. We crave ice cream, French fries, yogurt-covered pretzels, chips of any variety, candy corn, cupcakes, jujubes, M&Ms...okay, I'll stop as I'm making myself hungry.

Why do we just jones for junk food and not, say, an apple or a banana or a bowl of peas? Some say it is in our genes, in our DNA, in our bodies that dictate what we crave. Other offer up that we yearn for those unhealthy snacks as part of a whole "bad boy syndrome" toward food, as in we want the food that is bad for us, that we shouldn't have, that we often prevent ourselves from taking a nibble of...yet those foods are so yummy (and dangerous).

The funny thing? I have, at times, craved salad. Let me clarify: I have craved salad after days (weeks?) of eating not-so-healthy items. It was as if my body was screaming "Stop the madness! Gimme veggies!"

My big cravings: French fries or chocolate. What about you? Do you ever crave healthy things?

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4kidz916
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I tend to crave salty snacks but sometimes I do get cravings for veggies and fruits. 

natesmom1228
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I really don't crave foods.

sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I usually crave salty snacks and rarely crave healthy things. :-(  But sometimes I crave a nice crunchy apple!

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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I crave black olives! I could eat a can a day!

sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I also crave chocolate sometimes lol

.Angelica.
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM

depends on my mood, usually a junk food of some kind though.

lalasmama2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Every once in a while I crave chocolate, but I don't buy it often.

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Anything sweet

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I mostly crave chocolate. I do crave blackberries, probably because they are my favorite berry and so hard to get here.

BabyTeki
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM
I crave salty....fries and chips.....I'm not much of a sweets person
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