The Two Sides Of Food Cravings

 

To ignore your food cravings is so damn hard! They’re an intense feeling or desire for a specific type of food.


So it’s just what type of food do you desire to eat & that will vary from Di1 to Di1.


So really this is all about the two sides to food cravings & what I believe It means/ possible reasons behind the cravings.

 

What Are The Two Sides Of Food Cravings?

If I split cravings into two it would be one side physical and the other mental.

 

Letting you know this will help you better identify the factors that trigger you and your own cravings.

 

The Physical Side

Next To No Sleep: When we get no sleep or poor quality sleep it really mucks up our levels of hormones that protect our sleep cycles, wake cycles, hunger & fullness.

You know this also pushes our food cravings to the max, the evenings typically being the tipping point.

 

 

I’ve got a load of tips on sleep please check them out if your sleep sucks!


 

Do not sleep on sleep, it seems to always be overlooked and it’s like noooooooo get that right it will set you upppp!


 

A Diet: Diets suck! It has to turn into a lifestyle or you will catch an L over and over again.


To feel full you need to be eating your nutrients such as protein and fiber… Which keeps you fuller for longer.


We focus way too much on eating less or eating more and not on what you are eating. 

 

If you eat rubbish and things that will spike your cravings like candy your body will reply with a rumble…

 

 I don’t like that AKA Earth quake city settings!

 


Pregnancy: For my chicas who’s hormonal changes may have a big influence on her smell and taste, which causes them to experience a more intense craving/ desires for certain foods.

Oh I’m not done with you Chicas yet…

 

PMS: AKA Premenstrual syndrome this is the changes in the hormone’s estrogen & progesterone that take place right before y’alls period… which again gives them a more intense craving for certain foods, I’ve been told many times it’s carb foods that are the go to.


 

Your Hydration Sucks: Not drinking your water is going to make you feel hungry all day every day, going for sources that make you cravings worse like fizzy drinks, store bought fruit juices really sets you back.

 

Whatever you’re drinking, you must add water to… we are made from the damn thing yet some of you do not drink it at all!


For anyone that has the thinking of oh my life sucks rah rah rah, nah you got it wrong your lack of sleep, foods you consume & little to no water does.


I do not know anyone who does this as part of their lifestyle that then tells me life sucks…

 

Not one person, you know what to do now.


 

 Too Much Processed Foods: I’m talking highly processed.

Foods that are too rich in added fat and sugar cause addiction, which of course means for sure you have cravings.

Eat fresh & eat real food to save you from this addiction.


 

You Don’t Want To Get Physical: Well ok the one you’re all thinking about you might!

I’m talking about walking more, running, sports, working out etc.

The less you move the more you will experience food cravings, every human on this earth should be moving around if they’re able to in any way they can get it.

Stand still, get  swept by the sea for sure!


 

Your Eating Frequency Is All Over The Place: Sometimes you eat every 5 hours, sometimes it’s 10 you know your body does not do well with randomness.


When you are eating rich whole foods that keep you fuller for longer every 4 hours let’s say, your body will be better off and you will not have these cravings.


You neglect your hunger your cravings will force you into other plans, which if you have goals to lose weight is going to mess you up big time.


Frequency at which you eat the craved foods.

 

Eating a craved food less frequently may be more effective at reducing your craving for that particular food than eating a small portion of that food whenever you crave it.


Mental Side

Your Personality: If you have an impulsive or more addictive personality you may also have a higher chance of experiencing food cravings, It’s just how it is.

It does not mean you’re doomed though, it just means you have to put in that much work & focus more…

 

I believe nobody with an addictive personality should be drinking, placing bets, eating rubbish etc.

 

If we flip this to all the healthy habits instead and you zero in on them with your personality, It’s a wrap you will kill that ish and be all the better for it!

It’s a blessing not a curse you just need to harness it.


Your Mood Is Everything: This how we get comfort food!  When we feel negative and get in a bad mood or feel sad we can start to eat food that is no good for us, but we feel good in the moment.


This sparks cravings for the comfort foods, so it’s best when you get to this place to start eating healthy foods, so your go to food will change to let’s say fruit over some left over cake.


We know the process already you will feel guilty about eating it as you have goals to lose weight/ be healthy, then you end up eating even more! I know we too smart for this.


Filling Your Self With Doubt: Self doubt makes you not want to do anything, or believe that you can do anything and that’s life let alone lil old food!

If you are not sure about what to eat and what not to, do not close your eyes and hope for the best…

 

The same phone you have most likely reading this from, can be used to look it up it lit does not take very long.

 

Now I know there is a lot of info and what is true and what is not true, but is not better to have some sort of idea of what you’re putting in your mouth and what it is doing to you now and your body long term?


I also would answer anybody who ask me if X is healthy or if Y is healthy, or what is best for me to eat or drink X or Y. I’ts no probs for me,

 

I want all of you to be able to eat with confidence that what you’re eating is legit and free up more headspace for other important matters in life.


So instead of talking to yourself and filing yourself with self-doubt, just ask for help as there is nothing weak or wrong with that.




 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know, though…

What Did You Make Of This?

What Time Of Day Do You Get Your Biggest Cravings?

What Was Your Fav Takeaway From This?

 

Which Side Is Your Weaker One?

 

Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up

Karim David 

The Healthy One

 

100 Comments

  1. Dashay Lewis November 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the share Karim! Ok I just thought it was a greed thing, there is more to it than that I see it now.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Yeah for sure, more deep.. It’s ok as now you know Dashay 🙂

      Reply
  2. Millie Milton November 10, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Both are the same.

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Aha very tight I see

      Reply
  3. Samantha Hayle November 11, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Morning times

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Cool

      Reply
  4. Shannel Hayes November 11, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Night

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Ok thank for letting me know

      Reply
  5. Tanesa Gale November 11, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Great info, First thing is my worst.

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you Tanesa

      Reply
  6. Demery Bailey November 11, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Afternoon times as I have to work through lunches

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      So you starving through it damn

      Reply
  7. Tawney Livingstone November 11, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for all your help!

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      You’re welcome Tawney

      Reply
  8. Shauna Miloyd November 11, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Nights

    Reply
    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  9. Breonia Perere November 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    This was really good & late at night

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much Breonia

      Reply
  10. Darius Kirby November 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you so much for the share.

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Np Darius

      Reply
  11. Jennifer Blechynden November 11, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Mental

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    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Jennifer have a great day!

      Reply
  12. Bri Lindo November 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This was really good, I just can’t say no sometimes to food it’s so hard.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Yes I understand, but keep coming here and anything you need help with we will help you.

      Reply
  13. Sandra Frost November 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Well worth it, Chris sent me here!

    Reply
  14. Jamarr Elliot November 11, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the share.

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  15. Daquain Tiffin November 11, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I always late night eat so that.

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Ok well thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  16. Ben Woodruff November 12, 2020 at 8:50 am

    When you know how it works it’s less scary, thanks for that!

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      You’re welcome Ben… Anything to help you out!

      Reply
  17. Kyle Matthews November 12, 2020 at 10:30 am

    This was really motivating WOW!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      I’m glad you found it so Kyle

      Reply
  18. Clive Laird November 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I’m not sure most likely the afternoon

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Ok well thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  19. Dalton Levi November 12, 2020 at 11:49 am

    My weak spot is when I first wake.

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Ok Dalton, thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  20. Daevon Thwaites November 12, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Night are the worst! I’m really lucky to have read this, it was so good.

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    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Daevon it means a lot

      Reply
  21. Jimar Padmore November 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    This share was great thank you!

    Reply
    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      You’re welcome Jimar

      Reply
  22. Deacon Ryan November 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I eat so much sugary snacks loads of it but I still feel hungry why is that ?

    Reply
    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      The reason is that sugary snacks are trash, it’s called a sugar a crash… You have a sugar rush first it only last a while and then you crash and feel like eating even more!

      Energy goneeee all that, you’re better off eating from the foods are listed on the link, but thank you for the question.

      Reply
  23. Jude Clarke November 12, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I really liked this a lot.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Jude it means so much!

      Reply
  24. Conor Johnson November 13, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Noon

    Reply
    1. Karim November 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Cool conor! Thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  25. Eric Clarke November 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Mental side is my worst side, the little voice always speak to me.

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    1. Karim November 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Yeah it can be hard, you really have to grind for this Eric.. Keep coming & you’ll get there!

      Reply
  26. Fletcher Fisher November 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Physical

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    1. Karim November 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      Ok thanks for letting us know Fletcher

      Reply
  27. Tim Elliott November 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the support and the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      You’re welcome Tim

      Reply
  28. Ernest Parry November 14, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I’ts so hard to stop the two, If It’s not one it’s the other, but thanks for breaking it down for me.

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    1. Karim November 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      You’re welcome Ernest

      Reply
  29. Rex Wright November 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    The Afternoon

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    1. Karim November 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Cool

      Reply
  30. Edison Watson November 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    What you said about diets was one of my best take aways.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Oh ok, thanks for letting us know Edison

      Reply
  31. Alby Foster November 14, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 14, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Man like Chris 🙂

      Reply
  32. Amy Jeppesen November 15, 2020 at 10:14 am

    The physical side for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 15, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  33. Pernille Abildgaard November 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Just before bed time.

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    1. Karim November 15, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      Oh ok cool thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  34. Rikke Ottesen November 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    The part about drinking more, I felt that.

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    1. Karim November 15, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      Aha I’m gald you felt it Rikke

      Reply
  35. Sarah Schmidt November 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Physical side.

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    1. Karim November 15, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Cool! Thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  36. Ane Thorn November 15, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    What would I do without you, so much good advice thank youuu!

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    1. Karim November 15, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Aw You’re welcome!

      Reply
  37. Helen Bjerre November 16, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Mornings

    Reply
    1. Karim November 16, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Cool Helen, thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  38. Nadja Christensen November 16, 2020 at 6:30 am

    This was very good, I enjoyed every word of it well done.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 16, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you Nadja for letting us know! I’m glad you enjoyed it

      Reply
  39. Kristine Brix November 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for the info and mornings.

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    1. Karim November 16, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      You’re welcome 😀

      Reply
  40. Lisa Krog November 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Thank yo so much Karim for the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 16, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Np Lisa!

      Reply
  41. Herdis Dean November 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    The best take-away for me was you cannot just stand still part.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 16, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Yes it was big facts lmaooo

      Reply
  42. Helene Adamsen November 17, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Mid-afternoons

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      Thank for letting us know Helene

      Reply
  43. Britta Rohde November 17, 2020 at 9:09 am

    I’m not good at both

    Reply
    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Haha

      Reply
  44. Vanessa Tanner November 17, 2020 at 9:37 am

    My life became so much better when I started looking aftermyself. What you write really moves me to take action, thanks for all of your help.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      You’re welcome Vanessa

      Reply
  45. Birgitte Balle November 17, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Nights & Eating times!

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      Ok tha’s og

      Reply
  46. Mia Olesen November 17, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Eating Frequency

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Ok cool Mia, thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  47. Bella Thomsen November 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Karim you’re on fire right now don’t stop

    Reply
    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      No wayyyy I got you trust meeeeee

      Reply
  48. Magda Lorenzen November 17, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Early morns

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Cool Magda.. thanks for letting us know!

      Reply
  49. Britta Petersen November 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    First thing in the morning I eat way too much food even though I know I shouldn’t

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Yeah we got to work on that

      Reply
  50. Anne-Marie Leth November 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    When you said It’s a blessing not a curse you just need to harness it. I love that part and night times XO

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    1. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Oh ok that’s great… Thank you for your comment

      Reply
    2. Karim November 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      I really hope you harness yours, I know you can do it!

      Reply

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