Find out what your body is trying to tell you.
By Reina Berger
If you've ever found yourself craving a cupcake like no tomorrow, it may seem easy to just write it off as a quirky love of sugar or an act of hunger. However, as registered dietitian Maya Feller explains, sometimes when it comes to cravings, our bodies are trying to send messages to us, letting us know which nutrients we need and which conditions we may have. If you want to know what your sugar obsession, salt fixation, or hunger for meat really mean, keep reading.
If you are feeling fatigued on a regular basis, you may be craving caffeine to get an energy boost, which interrupts the brain receptor adenosine, the chemical responsible for that dreaded tired feeling. As Feller points out, an interesting fact about caffeine is that it can actually decrease your ability to register sweet flavors so it may also contribute to an increased desire for sugary treats.