What Causes Coffee Or Sugar Cravings?
Coffee or sugar cravings can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose coffee or sugar cravings, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "coffee or sugar cravings" as a symptom. Here are six possibilities:
- Salt Need
- Phosphorus Deficiency
- Iron Need
- Sulfur Need
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
short-term memory failure
adverse reaction to delayed meals
physical abuse during childhood
difficulty losing weight
history of CFS diagnosis
carbohydrate craving during cycle
... and more than 70 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of coffee or sugar cravings:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Food Preferences
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about afternoon coffee/sugar craving:
Do you have a strong desire for either coffee or sugar in the afternoon?
→ No / don't know
→ Yes, moderately
→ Yes, very much
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate afternoon coffee/sugar craving, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
|Cravings for sweets and cravings for coffee both indicate a possible phosphorus deficiency.|