Why Your Cravings Change

Here’s why you want heartier, high-carb foods this time of year—and how to balance those hankerings the healthy way.

View Linda’s Article On Muscle & Fitness Magazine

Have you noticed that as the weather cools you want to stay under your blankets for longer in the morning, binge-watch TV and movies, and eat heartier comfort foods? You’re not alone in your desire to eat higher-fat, high-carb foods during the fall and winter months, but, you may be wondering what, if anything, you can do to sidestep those cravings?

Comfort foods tend to be higher in sugar, fat, and starches, and science has shown that these nutrients can cause the brain to release feelings of pleasure or may even calm stress and anxiety.

With shorter, darker days approaching now that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday (turn your clocks back!), we’re here to help you better understand your cold-weather cravings as well as how to combat some of those comfort food urges.

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