Why You Crave Carbs, Sugar, and Chocolate When You're Depressed - Deepstash
Why You Self-Medicate With Carbs and Sugar During Depression

Cravings can be your body’s way of letting you know it’s not getting something it needs, such as a specific vitamin or mineral.

You don’t have to completely deprive yoursel...

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Why You Crave Carbs, Sugar, and Chocolate When You're Depressed

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Why We Get Cravings

A food craving is defined as an intense desire for a specific food. Most people experience cravings at one time or another, and there are many factors that determine their frequency and intensity:

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A Theory About Cravings

Researchers believe that having an imbalance of serotonin in the brain contributes to the development of depression. When you're craving carbs, you're usually being drawn to foods that encourage se...

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Chocolate Cravings

Here's why you might be suffering from "chocoholism":

  • Alkaloids in chocolate may raise the levels of serotonin (the happiness hormone) in the brain.
  • Feeling like...

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Coping With Food Cravings

There are some ways you can learn to cope not only with cravings but what is causing them:

  • Practice becoming more aware of your emotional triggers for eating. The next t...

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