It’s that time of the month
Does this sound familiar? Two days a month, you’d kill for a sundae. As if your PMS didn’t throw enough at you with bloating and crankiness, it can also cause cravings. The culprit could be low serotonin. Another factor, says Chernoff, is that your metabolism might be up slightly, along with your need for carbohydrates. “I tell my clients to have an extra half a grain and half a meat serving at lunchtime, and it nips it in the bud,” she adds. What may also help, according to research: Try taking a vitamin E supplement.