GET REAL GUIDE to Craving Salty Snacks

February 8, 2016
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Look, we all try our best to be healthy. But let’s get real, the day you need my help is not when you’re at your best; it’s when, day after day, you’re reaching for a pile of salty snacks.

Let’s get real, you’re craving salty snacks!

Cravings aren’t a new topic on THE POSH BODY. I don’t try to hide my deep-rooted addiction to salty, crunchy snacks.


If you’re jonesing for a salt fix on the regular, your body is trying to tell you something (and no, it’s not that it likes chips 😆 ).

It’s time to listen up and get to the root of your craving.

Ask yourself the following questions:

Are you…




Feeling nauseated or bloated?

  • Focus on getting to the cause of your discomfort instead of reaching for another saltine.

Maybe you have a sensitive stomach or maybe you have morning sickness. Instead of reaching for a bag of processed snacks, try licking a tiny sprinkle of Celtic sea salt. If that doesn’t work, try putting a dash of sea salt in some ginger ale (← a trick flight attendants use for motion sick children!)chips are great for when you're craving salty snacks image

Stuck in a bad habit?

  • Do you “unwind” from a long day by opening a bag of chips?
  • Do you look forward to that mini bag of Fritos come 3 pm at the office?
  • Do you always add salt to your meal even before you’ve tasted it?

If you answer yes to any of the above, you’re conditioning yourself to crave an “extra salty” taste. Try one of these salt alternatives next time you’re itching for a fix.

potato chips, cheetos and pretzels are good when you're craving salty snacks

Whether your problem is that you’re hungry, dehydrated, nauseated, bloated or just stuck in a bad habit, once you’ve figured out what’s driving the craving, you can attack the cause.


I think salty snacks are one of the best things around, but eating them because your posh body is crying out in discomfort is a total buzz kill (<– unless you’re actually buzzed in which case they taste AMAZING 😎 )

Empower yourself to enjoy salty snacks when YOU want them, not as a band-aid for a bigger issue.

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  • Reply Joanne February 8, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I should have read this before Super Bowl noshing !

    • Reply Anna February 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Haha! Me too ?

  • Reply sandra February 8, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been a salt addict for years. I’ve been trying to switch up chips/pretzels in the late afternoon to sliced apples with sun nut butter with just a pinch of salt and drizzle of honey. Seems to help give me that crunchy, sweet n salty mix I crave. Helps with waiting for the late dinner we seem to always have.

    • Reply Anna February 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Great idea!

  • Reply Sarah @ Sweet Miles February 8, 2016 at 11:46 am

    So true!! And, I always crave salty after I eat something sweet, and vice versa. Cravings are such a tricky little thing!
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    • Reply Anna February 8, 2016 at 11:48 am

      I’m the same way! Thanks for reading, Sarah ?

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado February 8, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I love your Get Real series! So much great info that I would never know! Thanks for sharing :)
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    • Reply Anna February 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachel! ? Appreciate you taking the time to read

  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West February 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Loving these Get Real Guides, Anna! :)

    • Reply Anna February 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks, girl! I appreciate it ?

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne February 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Stress and salt have always gone hand in hand for me, it’s interesting to learn there’s a connection to adrenal fatigue!

    • Reply Anna February 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Right?! My thoughts exactly :)

  • Reply Sheena @ Paws and Pavement February 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I agree with you. Our bodies send signals when we need something although we often mistake it. I crave salt when I’m in a snacky mood so I make air popped popcorn with some ranch powder and it hits the spot.
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    • Reply Anna February 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Sounds delicious, Sheena!

  • Reply Nicole @ Bento Momentos October 30, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I lost 25lbs in 2012 and have gradually gained all of it back in hopes of restoring my period. My relationship with food hasn’t always been the healthiest so I’m looking forward to reading your blog!

    • Reply Anna November 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Good for you, Nicole! Sending you lots of healing energy xo

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