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Woman's Cravings Vs Men's Cravings


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So I was reading in a book the other day that women tend to crave sweets more then men. This such as cake, ice cream, cookies. But with men they tend to crave hot meals or things higher in fat such as steak, pizza, hamburgers ect. Now I am not saying I don't ever crave cookies or ice cream but I do perfer pizza or a hamburger say over cake. The same thing with my sister, she likes pizza, but she would rather have ice cream, or some sort of other sweet. Does anyone know why this is? I was just curious (:

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I crave hamburgers/savory more than sweet. Deep dish pizza. REUBENS! omnomnom

I crave a juicy medium-rare steak when I'm close to TTOTM, sorry if TMI. Otherwise I yearn for mainly sweet things.
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I'm a girl, and I'm definitely all about the sweet.  Chocolate and ice cream are my weaknesses - and I absolutely cannot have Reese's peanut butter cups in my house.  Ever. 

Every now and then I do get a burger craving or a pizza craving, but they're pretty rare.  My husband probably thinks I have them more often than I do, but that's actually my weekly "OMG can I please have ONE DAY where I don't have to cook dinner?!" problem. 

I'm a woman and I take savoury over sweet 9 times out of ten. I'm one of those annoying people that can make one piece of chocolate last ten minutes and put the rest of the bar away. But when it comes to a bag of crisps all self-control dissipates: the saltier and oilier the better.

Original Post by darkbeam:

So I was reading in a book the other day that women tend to crave sweets more then men.

 

The two worst sweet-eaters I know are both male.  I don't think they bother wasting time 'craving' sweets and they certainly don't agonise or feel guilty ever.... they just eat lbs of the things and enjoy them thoroughly.  Maybe that's the essential difference...?

I crave salt over sweets... although I've drastically cut it down.  I also tend to want steaks and deep dish pizza over sweets.  And I"m a HUGE SUCKER for hot wings.  Needless to say I haven't gone to a sports bar since I started my weight loss efforts!!!!  :(

Although I'm going this weekend and I WILL have some wings!!!!! I haven't had them since I moved here (mid-July) and it's time that I reward myself for the first 10 pounds gone.  I just have to not go overboard.

Original Post by gi-jane:

Original Post by darkbeam:

So I was reading in a book the other day that women tend to crave sweets more then men.

 

The two worst sweet-eaters I know are both male.  I don't think they bother wasting time 'craving' sweets and they certainly don't agonise or feel guilty ever.... they just eat lbs of the things and enjoy them thoroughly.  Maybe that's the essential difference...?

 

the main reason why we don't realize/know a lot of things about diet and nutrition is because when someone feels they aren't doing something bad they dont report/blog/complain/feel bad over it!  There's a lot we'll never know.  Just don't feel bad all the time!  

I generally crave sweets because I keep them out of my diet more than I keep meat and fish out. 

One thing that strikes me odd about myself is that if I am "craving" sweets or "craving" something like potato chips or "real" regular popcorn, either one--the salty or the sweet--will satisfy my "craving."  If I want a chocolate candy bar, I could eat a package of Ruffles "light" potato chips and my sweet craving would be satisfied.  That seems odd to me.

I prefer savory/cheesy/salty foods over sweet foods.

 

Don't get me wrong, I loooooove sweets. But I'd take pizza or chips over cake 90% of the time.

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