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Winter and Carb Cravings

If you crave carbs during the short days of Winter, you are not alone. There seem to be a couple of physiological factors involved. Since there is less sunlight, due to shorter days, our bodies make less vitamin D (aka the sunshine vitamin). It helps keep your mood nice and sunny since it naturally boosts serotonin levels. Serotonin is the feel-good brain chemical that modulates mood, emotion, and sleep. Carbs provide a serotonin rush, so eating all that bread and pasta is a means of self-medicating with food sources. Exercise also creates serotonin, so don't skimp out on your workouts. You need them during these long nights of Winter to keep your spirits up!

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MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
I think we are probably made to carry a few extra pounds in the winter. I try not to worry about a few carb cravings. When we get to summer, all I want to eat is fresh fruit and veggies. I thin out quite a bit. I am usually pretty comfortable with how I look and feel.
emalove emalove 8 years
I always want carbs...LOL
almostloli almostloli 8 years
in other words.. carbs is a kind of addiction?
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
It's Summer here...I need an excuse for warm weather!! Lol
bella85 bella85 8 years
That's interesting... I craved cookies and pasta all February long, it was insane.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Oh wow now I know!!
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