So many people are interested in knowing why they crave what they do, which is phenomenal, because many times we eat without thinking. Seeing people wanting to know more about these cravings is already a step in the right direction, because it means people are being conscious of what food they’re putting in their mouth. So to expand on my previous post, here is some more interesting insight on different food texture cravings.
A person who craves a handful of almonds and a person who craves almond butter have two very different cravings, and the difference lies in the texture. Each texture has a different underlying emotional craving.
Crunchy: Searching for relief of anger and tension. Frustration, stress and resentment also fall under the anger-tension umbrella. The crunching gives your jaw a way to physically release anger and stress (notice how people clench their jaw when they’re mad?)
Creamy/Smooth Textures: Struggling with fear or shame. Anxiety, embarrassment and insecurity are also included. This craving could be indicative of wanting comfort and reassurance.
Chewy: These are a combination of cravings, for example a caramel candy or cheesy pizza. This mix of textures represents anger and anxiety, or tension and shame. For example, the dreadful feeling that something awful is about to happen would be fear and tension mixed together, resulting in your craving for ice cream with the hard candy shell, or crunchy peanut butter.
When you’re analyzing your food craving, start with the texture. Figure out where your emotions are directed before you analyze the food.
Check out my original post for more info on cravings about chocolate, dairy, salt, spicy foods, bread, pasta, and fatty foods here! Do you have a specific food craving you’d like help analyzing? Email email@example.com