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  • Writer's pictureChristina Scalese RDN LD

Are you constantly craving carbs?

If you are constantly craving carbs, I want you to know that 1. you're not alone, and 2. it's completely normal.⠀ Here's why... Roughly 50% of our food intake should come from carbohydrates. Glucose, the sugar that carbohydrates are broken down to, is the body's primary and preferred source of energy. The body even stores glucose in the form of glycogen for when it needs more. Your brain is dependent on glucose/sugar as its main fuel source, and requires a constant supply of it. There's a reason you crave it, and you don't have to be scared. If you find that you are always craving carbs, ask yourself these questions: - when was the last time you ate? - did you cut out, or drastically limit, the amount of carbs you ate today? - you fill up protein and veggies but left the carbs out? - did you eat enough of them today? - did you eat what you wanted today? (this is a big one to address, too!)

When these questions are answered, the cravings for carbohydrates start to make sense. Carbohydrates aren't bad, and are not something to be feared. They're a necessity of the body. If you believe your carbohydrate cravings are too strong, send me an email and tell me your concern!

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