This is why you're craving ALL the carbs at the moment 10 months ago

This is why you're craving ALL the carbs at the moment

We're supposed to be eating healthy.

BUT all we can think about it carbs. All the carbs. Bread, pasta, rice, cake.

While we absolutely feasted over the Christmas season and ate just about anything in sight - it can be hard to go completely off the bad stuff the minute January arrives.

However, if you feel like you're stocking up on all things stodgy then you're not the only one.

Many people put it down to storing fat like an animal because it's cold out and we need to stay warm - but no; we're not going into hibernation and there's no need to store fat to keep ourselves warm. The actual problem is our hormones.

Our spirits are usually high over the Christmas period, however once that ends the (literal) darkness of winter takes hold and it makes us feel a bit meh.

Registered dietitian Jo Hollington told Women's Health: "They’re [your hormones] strongly influenced by sunlight, so when it begins to get dark earlier, your levels of serotonin (the happy one) start to fall.

"Eating foods high in carbs gives them a boost," she added.

Basically, carbs release insulin into the bloodstream, which helps covert the amino acid tryptophan into serotonin - which makes us feel better.