From (Glamour) Dying for Oreos or chips? Your body may be trying to tell you something about your diet, says Keri Glassman, R.D., a New York City nutritionist. Tune in and avoid packing on the pounds when you crave:
- Salty or greasy food — It could mean you’re slightly dehydrated. “Salt holds water in,” says Glassman. “Your body may be trying to hang onto the fluids it’s got.” Aim for eight glasses of water a day.
- Candy or chocolate — It could mean you need protein. Without its slow releasing energy, your body will try to get a quick fix to boost blood sugar. Try a cup of yogurt it has 24 percent of your daily protein total.
- Bread or pasta — It could mean you don’t eat enough. Starches are already partially broken down, so your body knows carbs will give it energy fast. Be sure to eat at least 1,200 calories a day.
Maybe some of this make sense to you, I hope it does. Remember, we never actually LOSE weight, we have to WORK that stuff off. So get movin’! – Justin