Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Carbs-Depression Connection
Does the craving hit at a certain time? Many researchers believe we all crave carbs or something to eat in the late afternoon. They theorize that this is why the English teatime, with its carb-rich treats, began. Do your cravings happen as you face stress, like before a meeting, presentation or even balancing your checkbook? Keeping a food diary for a few weeks can examine these questions, and once you have a handle on why they happen, you can figure out what to do when cravings strike. Try satisfying those sweet cravings with a sensible, carb-rich food, like crackers and fruit or cereal. Time the rest of your eating habits so that cravings aren't so strong - start the day out with a good breakfast, continue with lunch and focus on satisfying protein choices.