Thursday, March 03, 2011

Craving

When I was pregnant I had some fun cravings - cheese pizza and egg rolls. Together. I couldn't eat one for lunch and one for dinner. They had to be eaten a bite of one and then a bite of the other. Zilla was awesome and didn't complain once about my desire to take out egg rolls and bring them into Pizza Hut so I could eat both. He sat right next to me and ignored the stares of the other patrons and the raised eyebrows from the wait staff.

The other day I got the sudden urge for the exact same thing (and I promise you, I'm not pregnant). I think it was probably more nostalgia than anything else. And the fact that I'd skipped both breakfast and lunch, was starving and couldn't decide which treat I wanted more.

I don't often deal with cravings. Occasionally I'll have this unavoidable urge for chocolate. I try not to keep it around because if it's in the house I eat it. But when I get that craving...I'd walk to the ends of the earth to get some. Other times I need something salty. Yesterday all I wanted was a salad. But not just any salad. One from Wendy's. With their ranch dressing and the pecans that have a touch of sweetness - the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

Great, I'm making myself hungry. So while I go get myself a snack, what do you crave most often? Do your cravings change with the day/month/year? Do you crave your favorite food or find that most often you want something exotic?

Instigator - hoping I don't gain 5 pounds just from writing this post.

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3 comments:

Playground Monitor said...

I usually want something salty. Pretzels can fill the bill. So can chips and salsa. Of course, chocolate covered pretzels would be even better. LOL!

P.S. Glad you're not pregnant.

Problem Child said...

I normally crave salty, too. Sweets are just an "I-always-want."

But I crave the salty-sweet sometimes. Wendy's french fries dipped in a Frosty usually works. :-)

Smarty Pants said...

I very rarely crave salty. Occasionally I want pizza or something cheesy and bad for dinner, but in between, not hungry but must have cravings are usually sugar related. But crunchy sugar, most times. I don't want chocolate. I want cookies or a candy with crunch like a twix or a kit kat. Not sure why.