Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Why do I crave Ruffles?

This past weekend, I had a party at my house and we had loads of left overs. One of those leftovers was Ruffles chips.
This is where my downfall began. I LOVE this things. And because I love them, I do not buy them. I am pretty sure I can eat an entire bag of these, including the crumbs, all by myself. Well, on Sunday evening I found myself on the couch watching some reruns with an INTENSE salt craving. It was crazy! So, I ran to the kitchen to grab some chips, once....twice...and so on and so forth until I felt satisfied. I honestly have no idea how many many servings that I ate. I was also chugging water with each helping that I served myself. This really made me think? Why am I craving salt and water? Aren't these almost opposites?

Better Medicine states that salt cravings can be due to dehydration. Which is why I find it funny that I was drinking water and eating chips at the same time. Salt cravings can also be a sign of the following:
  • Addison’s disease (decreased production of hormones by the adrenal glands)
  • Dehydration (loss of body fluids and electrolytes, which can be life threatening when severe and untreated)
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Pregnancy
I'm now wondering if I drank water when I have another salt craving would the craving go away... anything to keep me from eating those chips!



  1. OMG, I love Ruffles! And pretty much every other potato and/or corn chips out there.

  2. I found a new popped chip the other day... I think they are called Pops... they actually satisfied my craving. A vending machine bag was only 100 calories!


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