Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Food Cravings aka. Dear Stomach, WTF?

You're sitting at home and all of a sudden it hits you.

OMG I would kill for a <insert random food here>.

Why is it that at the most random times, you will have cravings for the most random things?

Mmmm Kiwi

Case in point.  I was walking home from the subway last night and had a hardcore craving for Kiwi.

Yup the fuzzy little green fruit. 

I keep walking and the craving persists to the point where I actually backtracked to the grocery store and bought, not only 4 fresh Kiwis but a package of dried Kiwi slices. 

This was all I purchased, 'cause God forbid you ever actually crave something you already have at home.

Am I the only person this happens to?  I can't be.  I actually read another blog on the subject a while back that discussed why we crave things and mentioned that if we're craving something specific like salt, could mean our bodies are lacking in something specific. Now, I had heard this before but cannot imagine in a million years, what my body could be lacking to drive my insane need for fuzzy green fruit.

When it comes to food cravings, there are tons of theories on why we crave the things we do.  It could be hormones, habit, influence from advertising, proximity to something yummy smelling. It's like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach and walking by the bakery as they put out fresh warm bread.  You may not have intended to buy bread but I bet you're going to now.

Of course any time a woman makes a comment about craving something bizarre there are always the obligatory pregnancy jokes.  "Are you sure you're not pregnant?" Tee hee.   Yeah those jokes.  We all get them.  My response this time around was, "No, I'm not pregnant."  "Yes I'm sure." "If I am pregnant, than I'm either giving birth to a baby with an accent or one that is green with brown fuzzy hair."  Cause yeah.  The 4 Kiwis I bought?  I ate 3 of them for dinner. 

I still don't know why I was craving Kiwi but I guess in the grand scheme of things, there are worse things to crave.

What's the most random thing you've ever craved?

And what extent did you go to fulfil it?