I always have meat and chocolate cravings during TOM, whether this is a craving for fat, iron, or cocoa, I don't know. I do think cravings sometimes indicate an unmet need, sometimes are random, and sometimes involve a snowball or addiction affect.
Carbs, especially the refined "whites" like rice, bread, sugar... may truly be "addictive" in the sense that many people (definitely true of myself) find that the more they eat, the more they crave. Obviously if you're eating low fat, that wouldn't apply in your case.
So, the remaining possibilities are random craving, TOM craving, or your body needed the fat or something else in the olive oil (or it's possible a combination of any or all of the three). If you needed something specifically in the olive oil, or you needed fat and olive oil was the first to come to mind, or whether it was something else -- I don't think there's a way to tell for sure.
I think that if you continue to log your food, cravings, and keep track of TOM you may get some clues, but I'm not sure there's a way to prove conclusively one explanation over another.
Last edited by kaplods; 02-19-2008 at 06:27 PM.