I'm craving PICKLES (and no, definitely not pregnant). In the past week I've eaten nearly two jars of them. I had an appointment with the doc recently and was basically told to eat them to my heart's content along with tomatoes, avocados and bananas. It's really hot here right now and apparently I'm just not getting enough salt or potassium for my fluid/sweat loss...I'm getting enough fluids because I usually drink 3L liters a day (side effect of my asthma/allergy meds...makes me very thirsty).
I rarely add salt to anything, but as I'm sitting here, I'm drinking chicken broth that I added extra salt and salt substitute/potassium chloride. Normally, I don't break 1000mg for salt per day, but I've probably had three times that today.
Unless this craving stops, I'm going to have to go back to the store for more pickles tomorrow.. I came really close to drinking the dingdangity juice.
I went through several salt-craving episodes when I was in university the first time; dunno exactly why, but hoo boy I wanted it! I was very happy when I worked out a way to get extra salt that also fixed another minor problem I had.
Y'see, if you were eating hot chips or anything else finger-food-y in the refectory, anybody walking past who could claim even the slightest acquaintance with you would say "Hi!" and grab a few. You were guaranteed
to lose at least a third of your food unless you were willing to defend it with poised cutlery and gain a reputation as 'stingy' and 'mean'.
(No, seriously, I was just POOR.) However, after I started drenching them with salt, vinegar, and enough soy sauce to dye them black
and leave an inch of liquid in the bottom of the paper cup (which I would then drink, yummmm), strangely nobody stole my chips any more...