Cravings are what tell you after a long holiday of cookies and ham and heavy cream, “You know what sounds so delicious right now? A SALAD.” Let’s give it up for cravings.
Poor, misunderstood cravings have this terrible reputation, and I don’t know why. Cravings are the best!
When I’ve been drinking a little too much booze a little too often, my cravings somehow make a big glass of water look like THE most enticing thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. When I’ve been eating a lot of rich foods and my digestive system is like “honestly, you are really starting to piss me off,” I’ll wake up in the morning with a powerful lust for….a bowl of plain oatmeal. Which is a true act of magic, because I don’t even really like oatmeal.
And sometimes my cravings want gummy bears instead. At which point I’m like oh, cravings, you are a hoot and a half! Let’s go get some gummy bears! Then cravings and I have an awesome little snack until cravings loses interest in gummy bears, so we close up the rest of the pack and save them for another awesome little snack in the future.
There is SO much noise out there about how to conquer your cravings and blah blah blah but I’m here to tell you: stop listening to that crap and start listening to your cravings instead. You might be surprised at what they have to say!