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:
- Did you wait too long to eat? Salty snacks tend also to be simple carbohydrates, which is what your body craves when you’re hangry.
- Remember, sodium is an electrolyte. Try re-hydrating with an electrolyte packet.
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!)
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.
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.