Whether you’re knocking out reps of kettlebell swings, going for a morning run, or sitting on your couch watching seven straight episodes of Master of None, one thing is certain: you’re never going to lose weight if you keep shoving donuts in your mouth hole.
Even if you are a gym rat, it’s not uncommon to want diet-destroyers like chips, candy, and ice-cold beers. Those things are delicious! Still, caving to your cravings all the time can lead to consequences like weighing 400lb. If you know the source of your cravings -- what your body actually needs when it's telling you to eat something glazed in chocolate -- you can start making smarter choices (though that donut might really be worth it).
What are you craving?
A cheeseburger craving could be a sign you need protein. This can signal that you’ve burned through your carbohydrates, and your body is tapping into protein for fuel. Red meat is also high in iron, so if you find yourself in constant need of meat, it's probably worth finding out if you're anemic.