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