*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

Wraps made with lettuce
a sandwich and a wrap are two different things
by Halo Kiwi on 29 Sep 16 11:26 AM
Problems Hitting My Macros
For so long, I really thought I had been over eating as I'd started to put on a bit of weight in my stomach area. I've been weight lifting for around 9/10 months and my aim was to lose a bit of ...
by halexis91 on 29 Sep 16 09:13 AM
An interesting journey
I started my weight loss journey in January with a loss goal of 17 lbs, and came onto this site somewhere around May. I have lost just over 30 lbs. I am post menopause and never thought I could do it. ...
by catkane8662 on 28 Sep 16 06:41 PM
Let me brag a little
That's funny NY. I too sometimes wonder what 5:2 Cowboy means.
by FiveTwoCowboy on 28 Sep 16 05:02 PM
I will succeed!
Cook healthy, teach her the difference between fast food and fresh produce or home cooked meals. Education is key. Tell her: if she stops eating, and then decides to eat-she's going to put weight on ...
by XshapeshiftX on 28 Sep 16 04:49 PM