I Still Get Cravings

Just the other night I cooked a whole box of pasta, enough to serve 4 people, and ate it right before bed.

I have a hard time leaving any leftover portion of rice alone for more than a few hours.

I recently wrote to you about cravings, how they are not bad, and how they might be a signal for something else. I mentioned that what you need when you have a craving might not have anything to do with food at all.

For me, carbs were my favorite food during childhood. I have fond memories of eating whole bowls of pasta, and copious amounts of pizza and bread. I continued that through college, where it finally caught up with me in my bodyweight.

All those years, memories, and experiences of gorging on carbs didn’t just disappear when I decided to change my diet. I still have to deal with them, just as you may still have to deal with whatever in your past.

Childhood memories are just one of the possible root causes of cravings. There are others, such as, but not limited to: imbalances in other primary areas of life, seasons, nutritional deficiencies, and even self-sabotage.

So, remember that a craving is a signal that’s worth exploring.

And while it may never be completely eliminated, it can be managed and improved.

The first step is becoming aware of what’s actually happening.

Have a great weekend!

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