Ok, it's TOM for me. During that ever so special time, I get the most awful wicked cravings known to womankind. Right now, it's BBQ Fritos. Haven't eaten them, or wanted to eat them in about two years. But suddenly yesterday, I get this craving for them. Of course, they didn't have any small, single bags... oh no, I had to buy the BIG economy size bag.
So anyway, I usually get the chocolate craving like crazy. I can subtlely work my way around that by having Fudgesicles or Jello Pudding - both come in the sugar-free variety... which, like Martha Stewart says, is a good thing.
Or sometimes, nothing will quench it except the exact craving... sometimes it's Heath bars, sometimes Reece's Peanut Butter cups.... you get the drift. However, that too, is workable, because nearly everything comes in those little bite-size candies.
But SALTY cravings are worse for me, such as today.
Those dang BBQ Fritos. But oh well. At least I had a healthy brekky & lunch, and plan on a healthy din-din.
All I know is that if I try to avoid that nagging craving-feeling, I just get *****ier by the minute.
It truly DOES help my horrendous mood swings
when I just give in to the craving. I also go from one extreme to the other with my sleep patterns. For a few days BEFORE my TOM, I am restless, agitated, and suffer from insomnia. The first couple of days during, I just wanna sleep-sleep-sleep...
nothing but sleep!
How does TOM cravings affect you, and what do you do about it?