Monday, May 18, 2009

Carb cravings

Currently in the mood for eggplant ravioli.... why can't I find any? Of course florentine garlic smashed poatatoes and stuffed mushrooms sound pretty good too. Hmmm... lotsa carbs in my cravings today. I wonder what that means.


Ask and ye shall receive: This explains why I shouldn't eat those fries from MickeyD's....

Carbohydrate Craving Syndrome
Have you ever noticed that the more carbs you eat, the more you crave them, especially when it comes to sweets? And why do we eat so many carbs in the first place? A lack of serotonin may be the answer. Simple carbs make up for the missing feel-good chemical in the brain, but they also leave us feeling drained, bloated and fat.

Because carbs and sweets temporarily relieve our emotions, we repeatedly turn to these foods rather than dealing with the issues that cause them. Carb cravings are commonly caused by low levels of serotonin, high levels of insulin resistance and low blood sugar.

Maybe just some hot tea and a garlic chicken melt instead.

1 sliced garlic seared vegetarian chicken
swiss cheese
grilled onions
Rye bread
sliced tomato on the side

Directions: Stack it up and grill it til it's nice and gooey. YUM!!!

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