I listen. Ever notice how your body can chat it up with you if you are just willing to listen? I am not talking about “ouch that splinter hurts” talking, I am talking about when it tells you it needs something. Four weeks ago, for me, it was apples. I eat maybe 4 apples a year, but for a short period, my body could not get enough of them…two, three a day. Did not matter the type: Winesap, Red Delicious, Golden, just any old apple. Then it stopped, I did not crave apples anymore. Sometimes it is bananas, some times avocados, sometimes grapes, and yes, sometimes even beer (which is why I am writing this blog). I am not a beer guy. I am a hard cider guy, but this last week, my body has CRAVED beer. I might drink 6 beers a year normally, but now I am drinking two a day (yes, not many for most people, but a lot for me). I did find one that has less than 3 grams of carbs that I like (Corona Premium), and I know this craving will pass, but why is my body suddenly demanding I drink it at all? Is there something in the barley or malt it needs? Normally I can figure out what the food is providing, but not on this one. It is not an alcohol thing because I have just never been one to drink for the sake of drinking.
Maybe next week I will be craving something else, but please this time be something cheap to satisfy, like cucumbers.