Where do carbohydrate cravings come from? And how can they be stopped?
Carbohydrate cravings can come from fatigue or low blood sugar. To help decrease your cravings, make sure you are eating a healthy lunch which includes some protein. In addition, plan an afternoon snack at about 4 PM. Typical snacks could be pretzels or fruit or yogurt. This will help get your blood sugar up and can help prevent carbohydrate cravings. Does genetics play a role in obesity? Yes. If people in your family are overweight it is quite possible that you have a genetic tendency to be overweight yourself. This just means that it might be a little more difficult for you to lose weight. It certainly is not a hopeless situation. Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She specializes in weight control, hyperlipidemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, and preventative nutrition. A staff dietitian at The New York Presbyterian Hospital for the past 17 years, she also counsels clients privately and is a consultant to physicians, corpo