If only we could just banish our cravings; I presume that the world would be a much healthier place. The truth is that the overpowering impulse that is brought on by a sudden craving is a wondrous event. We could explore the science of it all, but that really doesn’t matter. The bottom line is that cravings exist and we can either fight against them or embrace them.
Why go through this world unsatisfied? Food is one of the most enjoyable things on the planet. It is everywhere and most of the time it is absolutely delicious (bye Okra!). So, the THA rule is: “if you want it, go and get it, but don’t overindulge.” That rule goes for any food item that you crave; whether it’s considered junk or a healthy citrus fruit.
I believe that the average individual has all the digestive juices necessary to break down an ounce or two of any food item and an ounce or two will likely satisfy any craving. So, absent a medical or physical condition that restricts your diet, you should proceed to the nearest vending machine or grocery store to satisfy your craving. The caveat, of course, is that you choose the healthiest option available, you stick to one to two ounces, and you don’t eat it again until you are truly craving it.
The craving is easy to overcome, but controlling overindulgence is the hard part. That part takes determination, hard work, and persistence. However, in the meantime, don’t make the mistake of condemning cravings because they are a natural part of life.