Do you ever go through periods of wanting the same food all the time?

@lilybug (21148)
United States
February 28, 2008 9:48am CST
Do you ever go through periods of wanting the same food all the time? I do this sometimes. Recently it was yogurt. I was eating several cups of yogurt a day. This week it seems to be granola bars. I bought several different types of them the other day and I have been eating them like crazy. Do you do this? Is it always the same type of food?
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• United States
28 Feb 08
actually yes i do, last week it was cheese enchaladas! i had it four times. i thought i was just crazy, but im not alone! =] mmmm yogurt sounds really nice right now. or that toffee, everytime i see your avatar i always get hungry!
• United States
28 Feb 08
Yeah, that happens to me too. It's not always the same type of foods. One time it was toast with peanut butter, another time it's tomatoes, sometimes it's junk food like pizza. Right now I'm eating a lot of mangoes and just can't get enough of them.
• United States
28 Feb 08
What do you do with the mangoes? I have half of one in the fridge that I am probably going to just throw away. I tried it by just cutting and eating it but didn't care for it. Anything I can do with it besides that?
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I love the flavor, so I just eat them plain. Sometimes I'll have a big bowl of cubed mango and strawberries. If you make smoothies, you could throw it in one of them. Banana, strawberries and the half mango would probably be good. If you don't like the flavor of mango, the strawberries would cover it up.
• United States
28 Feb 08
ok- thanks! That might work, I have 1/2 pkg raspberry/blackberry blend in the freezer and my daughter is at the grocery store- they usually bring home bananas. Maybe I will have that tonight if they do.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I go on those same little binges now and then. Sometimes it's cereal, sometimes it's yogurt, bean and cheese burritos, hot chocolate, chicken soup, chocolate covered raisins, ect. It usually lasts a few days and then passes. I've been craving pizza lately and I'm satisfying that tonight LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I usually crave somethings like the other day I wanted apple pie so bad so for about 4 days I've been eating apple pie. At least your cravings are for healtier stuff lol. I've been wanting ihop pancakes and BBQ chicken but haven't gotten it yet. BBQ chicken I could eat everyday b/c I like it so much so I guess thats not really a craving. I'm supposed to be on a diet so much for that.
@jpso138 (7869)
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
Yes, I do have this period sometimes of wanting the same food. Its usually pizza. Maybe its because I am a pizza lover. There are occasions that I would want to eat pizza for lunch and dinner and eat them like I have not eaten pizza for quite a while.
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
Yes, there are times that I wanted just one kind of food. And almost everyday. I love fried chicken and I love it very much. My wife keeps laughing at me because of that. Sometimes it is ice cream that I want to eat every night. I would convince my wife for us to go in 7-11 after I close our internet cafe just to but some ice cream.
@le8025 (8)
• Italy
29 Feb 08
also for me is the same. it happens very often. pizza for days, or pasta for weeks, or nutella for months In every way my food of the moment is piadina(another italian meal) with ham and buffalo mozzarella.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Feb 08
When I was a teenager, I ate hash browns and grilled cheese sandwiches for almost a year once, at least once a day. I think that's the longest stretch I've had of wanting the same thing all the time. These days I eat a lot more different types of food than I used to, but ham is probably the big thing that I go through tons of. My husband can buy a package of deli ham thinking it will last a week or so, and two days later, it's gone. I'll eat nothing but ham sandwiches if I have it in the house, it seems. :P
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I really like yogurt too - and I purchase a lot of it, but rarely eat it - my family is just quicker to get at it than I am. sadly it is not something I can put in a lock cabinet like the chocolate bars...lol. I do get in ruts where I will want the same type of food over and over, not the same dish necessarily but the same genre of food - it is usually mexican varieties.
@catmint (628)
• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Oh yes, probably got to do with being our favorite food and we wanting to have them as comfort food. Although I haven't had the chance to eat something everything for a stretch of time.
@AmbiePam (49868)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Oh yeah. I do that a lot, usually after I've been sick. I've been battling migraines for 4 days and all I want are Pizzeria Pretzel Combos. It's ridiculous, but that is all I want. So I've made a couple trips to the local Walgreens to get some. I wish I would have a craving for fruit and veggies only.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Yes, I do the same thing! I don't think it always the same type of food for me though.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh my gosh. My friends and I were talking about this a few weeks ago. I really know what you mean here. I can go through a period of just craving the same fast food burger or eating cottage cheese, yogurt etc. But then for some unknown reason my cravings just turn to some other kind of food. Here I was feeling like the only person that did that and now it makes me feel better to see your post. Great post lilybug!~D
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Yeah, I do. Right now it's popcorn and marshmallows. xD
• United States
28 Feb 08
I would suppose so, but it doesn't make itself tremendously apparent. For example, if I feel like cottage cheese, I buy some. Otherwise, we don't have any in the house. So, I will have cottage cheese several times over the next couple of days until it is gone. So, maybe I do go through a period of wanting the same food -- I just to recognize it as such. I'm just eating what I've put in the fridge, which happens to coincide with what I've purchased, which probably coincides with any cravings I might be having.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I go through junk food cravings all the time. I'll want pizza constantly and have to order enough for leftovers. Then I'll want Chinese takeout and will have that for a few days as well. Of course, this doesn't work out well for the healthy eating I try to do, so I'll ignore the cravings for awhile. I end up eating too much of the good stuff looking for something to satisfy the cravings..whit
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
28 Feb 08
haha... this is a good one... and the answer is YES! We went thru two jars of Peanut butter a couple weeks ago!! This week we are going thru pasta... it is so funny. I wonder why we do this?
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I do this too. I go through phases of different foods. Right now I have a thing for pepperoni sticks in cheese bread.