yes I do have my humorous side as well as my serious side...........like most I would think.
The hormonal changes that you speak of are usually corrected on a water-only-fast if continued for a long enough period of time; this will readjust your metabolism and endocrine system and prevent the cravings that you refer to.
If the fast is carried on for long enough, it resets your tastebuds and cravings for food into more natural wholesome ways: this is a common experience with fasters as it was with me and the member Mouseclick, who began his fast with the sole intention of losing weight, but discovered other benefits such as these. He is now into a plant-based diet.
Nothing but nothing will reset your taste for food from the unnatural into the natural, than an extended water fast.