What does it mean when you crave things? Often, craving is for food high in sugar and fats, which can make maintaining a healthful diet difficult. Cravings are caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward. An imbalance of hormones, such as leptin and serotonin, can also cause food cravings.
If you have a lot of cravings, especially in the evening, ask your self this seven question?
1. Do you drink enough water?
Sometimes thirst can be misunderstood as hunger. Drink a big glass of water
and wait to check.
2. Do you eat enough food during the day?
If you don’t, this may cause your body
to want snacks later in the day,
especially in the evening.
3. Has it become a habit?
If you get the same craving at the same
time every evening, it can be a habit
that has built up over time.
4. Do you get enough sleep?
Even a single night with a lack of
sleep can change the levels of our
hunger and appetite hormones.
This can lead to increased hunger.
5. What type of food do you crave?
The type of food you crave can say
a lot about your body health
status. It can be a sign of hormonal imbalance or a sign that your lacking some of
the nutrients found in the food you crave on.
For example, if you constantly crave for sweets, maybe your body needs more
magnesium or/and chromium in your diet. Magnesium and chromium can be
found in natural foods such as broccoli, eggs, poultry, and dried beans or via
6. Do you have a lot of stress in your life?
Cortisol triggers cravings for salty, sweet and fried foods, foods that give you a burst of energy and pleasure. The more uncontrolled stress in your life, the more
likely you are to turn
to food for emotional relief.
7. Do you have rules for what you allow
yourself to eat?
Rules may cause you to want the food you
deny yourself, and wanting them even