*Winter Carb Cravings*

previous topic · next topic
Virgorgeous

Joined: Jul 07
Posts: 71

      quote  
Posted: 12 Dec 2007, 10:14
I found this on FitSugar.com thought it seemed true (for me at least)...

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. The sunshine vitamin is helpful in keeping 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.

Fit's Tip: 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!
blueyedmerle

Joined: Jan 07
Posts: 56

      quote  
Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 08:26
Great article....I was wondering why I wanted so much bread and rice!Laughing
I'm having trouble with the workout part of the equation. I'm so tired when I get home that all I want to do is eat and sleep!(Carbs)
I go to work at 6:30 am and get off at 2:30pm, great hours, but I'm to tired to use them except for housework and cooking.
Oh well I'll find a program that's 15 minutes or so and try that in the afternoon.Rolling Eyes
"If your troubled send your mind out on vacation"
sararay

Joined: Sep 07
Posts: 1,688

      quote  
Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 13:03
Thanks for sharing, that is great advice.

Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!
-----------------------------------------
Not2Late

Joined: Oct 07
Posts: 86

      quote  
Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 15:11
This was great! Thanks for sharing. I found that exercise also helps to curb those hunger pangs if you can hold off eating until you're done working out! Smile



Forum Search
Advanced forum search


Latest Posts

Math help with Keto diet
@shadow451 -- regarding your calculations for weight loss, what is the time period associated with each of the three scenarios ? Ie, if one reduces their weekly caloric intake by 15% in scenario 1, how ...
by Firebelly on 07 Feb 16 03:51 PM
Having a hard time choosing a calorie counting app...
I've been torn between Fatsecret and Myfitnesspal for a long while now. I'll join here, delete and then go back to Myfitnesspal…Delete my account from there and then return back here. Today, I ...
by kofe_3 on 07 Feb 16 03:28 PM
creating and saving my recipes
thanks for that info! def what I needed to know!
by loribe1 on 07 Feb 16 06:15 AM
In it to Win it !
John, I'm glad you learned this lesson. You'll be happier as you move forward too because it is a lifelong journey.
by Sweetalot on 06 Feb 16 08:12 PM
Healthy Snacks
These are my tasty healthy snacks [img]http://goo.gl/cKk8pm[/img...
by ab.flores83 on 06 Feb 16 06:58 PM