Why Do People Crave More Carbs in the Winter?

Why Do People Crave More Carbs in the Winter?

Anyone else hungrier or crave more carb-rich foods in the winter? I’ve been eyeing a pasta dishes from various food bloggers for days – along with every other pizza and pasta dish I pass! All of this got me wondering why my appetite always seems to increase this time of year? The only thing that has changed is that the days are shorter and the temperatures are colder. Right?

So, are increased hunger and cravings for carbs simply psychological comfort reactions to winter weather - or are there some true physiological reasons? I just had to know, so I started diviner's into some research and the result is my recent article for Cooking Light: Why Do People Crave More Carbs in the Winter? Head over and check it out!


Do you crave more carb-rich foods in the wintertime?

Why do we crave carbs in the winter?