Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Why do I crave chocolate around my period? Is there some vitamin or mineral my body is craving I can take to ease my craving for chocolate?

The answer may lie in hormones. Chocolate eating in women may be an unconscious attempt to keep hormone levels more steady. Women report that they have a an increased frequency of craving for high fat, pleasant tasting food including chocolate around their menses. This may be due to the higher levels of progesterone at that time. Progesterone is a female hormone that is important in ovulation and in the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is thought to induce fat storage and a drop of the level of fat in your blood may prompt a craving for fat.
Because chocolate cravings may be influenced by a deficiency in magnesium, that this may be why some experience an increase in chocolate cravings during PMS.

Chocolate and chips are at the top of the list when women say they experience PMS food cravings. Food cravings associated with PMS are not the result of a nutritional deficiency, Wurtman says.
"It's a brain deficiency," she says. "It's a real phenomenon, provoked by changes in the brain when one's hormones are changing. The one chemical that drives all of this is serotonin. One way you can make serotonin is by eating carbohydrates. But you don't have to eat chocolate or potato chips to do that any more than you need to drink champagne to satisfy your thirst."

So sebenarnyer..bukan salah kita la asik craving for chocolate or mende manis bila period..ehehe..


If you crave chocolate, take one small piece, and let it dissolve slowly in your mouth. Make sure it is really good chocolate, not some imitation diet crap. Wait about 15 minutes, check the craving level, and repeat it if it's still high. Chocolate has some potent brain chemical changers in it, and many women crave chocolate for that reason. If you fight cravings they will build up and then you pig out.Give in to a craving, in a small way, with EXACTLY what you had in mind to eat and they will become less powerful. Stall them with "diet" substitutes and they stay around. For example, someone who craves ice cream will be far more satisfied with one scoop of really great ice cream than an entire case of imitation diet stuff. After a while, you get "picky cravings" - that's when you drive cross town for the exact slice of blueberry cheesecake you want and leave without eating anything because they are out of blueberry.

- rasa nak makan coklat/kek/mende2 manis? makan je..tapi ambik potion paling kecik ..
- tak puas ? makan lagik ..hahaha..
- jangan abaikan craving nih..baca kat atas tu , kalau dibiarkan akan jadi makin besar dan besar dan akhirnya kita akan termakan lebih dari yg kita nak ..ermm..bahaya ..
- tapi excuse nih masa period jer..jangan nak lebey2 tauuuu..hahaha

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