What better subject to write about, now it's the Christmas season, eh? Why am I writing about food cravings, I hear you cry. Well, it's because I had a great discussion about it with @LucyMGreenfield tonight. It all started with me tweeting about having a craving for a giant choc chip cookie, as you do, and it lead to me eating two chocolate ice-cream bars, because I sadly do not own any giant choc chip cookies.
Then I began tweeting Lucy, and I mentioned that I was eating chocolate ice-cream. I then asked her whether she liked chocolate ice-cream, and the conversation went on, until we were relating craving chocolate and other sweet foods, to that time of month that we women go through.
So, from a fairly nice topic of conversation, we soon wound up in women's land. A horrible, hormonal place to be. And as I've read in a magazine some time ago, we women, or young ladies, tend to crave eating chocolate at that time of the month, or there abouts. But why?
That's what me and Lucy wondered. I thought that it is because it's sweet and gives you an energy boost, and a quick high. So at the time of the month when you feel at your lowest due to loss of blood, you need to eat foods that give you a little boost. Chocolate also contains seratonin, which Lucy told me about. My companion said that the seratonin makes chocolate addictive.
But Lucy also wondered what us women ate before chocolate existed. Well my companion said berries, because they're sweet, just like chocolate, although obviously much healthier than chocolate. And also any other fruits would do much the same thing as chocolate, or berries.
And as it's approaching Christmas time, it's that time of year when people are said to eat the most amount of food, and have a feast on Christmas day. We also put on lots of weight. Well, some of us. I don't think I ever have at Christmas. My weight has always stayed roughly the same as it always has.
So, as it's nearly Christmas, the foods on sale now are geared towards the sweet, rather than savoury foods. But obviously, there's the turkey and the alternative meats on offer, and the trimmings - vegetables, and yorkshire puds, etc.
So what sweet foods will you be craving this Christmas? Do you have a favourite sweet treat you like to eat at Christmas? I'd love to hear from you lovely readers. Please leave a comment below, if you'd like to tell me your fave sweet treats at Christmas time.
Thanks for reading. Ss1. x