Why do we get homone-related cravings?


#1

You know, craving chocolate during PMS, weird cravings during pregnancy…

Does anyone here get weird PMS cravings?

What is the weirdest thing you craved during pregnancy?

I understand craving a certain nutrient that your body needs…but some cravings are just crazy, lol.

Malia (heading downstairs to find the chocolate covered almonds…lol)


#2

PMS cravings are usually something salty or chocolate. Weirdest pregnancy craving–beer and lobster. Considering I hate both, to crave both at the same time was very strange.


#3

I think you have cravings when your body is lacking some kind of vitamin or mineral. for example - ever heard of pregnant women craving dirt ir raw meat? I think then they are lacking iron. I always wanted cheese, chocolate milk, keylime pie and red peppers!


#4

[quote=Anna’s Mom] I always wanted cheese, chocolate milk, keylime pie and red peppers!
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Hopefully not all at the same time:bigyikes:


#5

I work as a bartender at a steakhouse. Everytime I pour a beer I want a bannana. I wonder whats up with that!


#6

[quote=Feanaro’s Wife]You know, craving chocolate during PMS, weird cravings during pregnancy…

Does anyone here get weird PMS cravings?

What is the weirdest thing you craved during pregnancy?

I understand craving a certain nutrient that your body needs…but some cravings are just crazy, lol.

Malia (heading downstairs to find the chocolate covered almonds…lol)
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Chocolate covered almonds-just put them on my shopping list-and I’m not pregnant! :eek:


#7

[quote=Rebecca New]Chocolate covered almonds-just put them on my shopping list-and I’m not pregnant! :eek:
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Me either, lol.


#8

[quote=Anna’s Mom]I work as a bartender at a steakhouse. Everytime I pour a beer I want a bannana. I wonder whats up with that!
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LOL! I have no idea…you could probably spend years in therapy and thousands of dollars to find out though;)

Malia


#9

I had a complete hysterectomy five years ago. When I am under stress of any kind, I will crave chocolate. It is so obviously related to stress…and it is usually negative stress, rarely stress caused by happy occasions! I tell you it is frustrating but it has also given me some real insight into my overeating habits as well - and is helping me to deal with the whole overeating, cravings blah blah blah…one more thing on the road of emotional sobriety and growing up!:whacky:


#10

[quote=LSK]I had a complete hysterectomy five years ago. When I am under stress of any kind, I will crave chocolate.
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I really don’t mean to trivialize your post, but I just have to share that on first glance I read:

“I had a chocolate hysterectomy five years ago”

lol:o

Malia


#11

I always know it’s that time of the month again b/c I feel the need to snack. I mean eat constantly, from the time I get home from work until just before bed. It’s the wierdest thing. I try to fight the cravings, but man, they’re strong. Then, once I actually start, they go away and my appetite’s back to normal.


#12

So, does anyone know if there is a biological purpose to cravings/increased appetite during PMS? Or is it purely psychological comfort?

I understand cravings during pregnancy as most of them are for nutrients our bodies are needing to help with the pregnancy. Although, you have to wonder about some, lol.

Malia


#13

[quote=Feanaro’s Wife]So, does anyone know if there is a biological purpose to cravings/increased appetite during PMS? Or is it purely psychological comfort?

I understand cravings during pregnancy as most of them are for nutrients our bodies are needing to help with the pregnancy. Although, you have to wonder about some, lol.

Malia
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I’ve wondered if our bodies are preparing to get pregnant, so that’s why we’re craving certain things. I’ve got no evidence to support it, but it makes sense to me.


#14

[quote=aurora77]I’ve wondered if our bodies are preparing to get pregnant, so that’s why we’re craving certain things. I’ve got no evidence to support it, but it makes sense to me.
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Yeah, that’s what I originally thought, but my cravings come during my period…so that theory just won’t work for me (as much as I really want to believe that I am just obeying my nartural instincts when I pig out on chocolate;) )


#15

[quote=Feanaro’s Wife]Yeah, that’s what I originally thought, but my cravings come during my period…so that theory just won’t work for me (as much as I really want to believe that I am just obeying my nartural instincts when I pig out on chocolate;) )

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Aw, you blew a hole in my nice theory! :stuck_out_tongue: Now I’ll just have to go have some chocolate! :smiley:


#16

The problem with chocolate is that the scientific community has yet to recognize it as an essential food group. When that day comes, everyone will see that we are simply craving a nutrient that our bodies absolutely need to survive.


#17

[quote=Cupofkindness]The problem with chocolate is that the scientific community has yet to recognize it as an essential food group. When that day comes, everyone will see that we are simply craving a nutrient that our bodies absolutely need to survive.
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:amen: , and again I say, :amen:


#18

I don’t know if it is hormone related, but I sat down and ate Shredded Wheat with Thousand Island Dressing and washed it down with a Fresca and enjoyed it,:bigyikes: when I was expecting my 1st child, a girl, never had it again. 27 years later I have no idea what made me eat such a combination. yuk!


#19

[quote=Anna’s Mom]I work as a bartender at a steakhouse. Everytime I pour a beer I want a bannana. I wonder whats up with that!
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Maybe you need more potassium? :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

[quote=Feanaro’s Wife]I really don’t mean to trivialize your post, but I just have to share that on first glance I read:

“I had a chocolate hysterectomy five years ago”

lol:o

Malia

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:rotfl:

I wonder if that would HELP???


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