Food Cravings…Please tell me why we have them.

I bought these on Friday night! It's now Sunday!

I can’t get enough of the delicious, mini, orange colored Cuties.  I engulfed 5 and thought I only ate two!  The Cutie Zone took over, and I couldn’t stop. Holy Moly, they are delicious. The kids love them just as much, maybe even more!  Little a was in the zone yesterday!  I was laughing as she got up from the couch, peeled and ate one, sat back down and watched a bit of t.v., sat for a few minutes, got back up, peeled and ate one. She then returned to the basket and got another one, peeled that, then sat down to watch t.v.  Then she immediately got up, went to the kitchen, peeled and ate another one and sat down to watch the rest of Spongebob!  What is it about these things!  I know they are delicious, but I often think about food cravings.  Do we have them because our bodies are telling us something?  Are we lacking something that the food is providing?  Like the Cuties, for example, are loaded with Vitamin C.  Am I lacking Vitamin C?  Do I have a cold coming on?  but I feel fine?!  Maybe I devour them because they are just plain delicious. Certain food are just awesome and fun to eat like chocolate cake, peanut butter, ice cream, homemade bread, pizza, pretzels, pretzels dipped in peanut butter.  The list goes on and on.  Food glorious food!

Well, when I think of food, I always (really…,not exaggerating) think of the Red Wigglers and what they eat.  I know they can’t eat the peels.  They are too acidic and will avoid them so I try my best to compost the peels in my tumbler. Now in this case, I wonder why they devour watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin at such lightening speed.  Is is because it’s so freakin’ delicious or are they lacking something in their diet.  Now, this is where I wish I  could be the worm whisperer.  Hmmmmmmm????