It’s 9:45 and all you can think about is pasta, cake, or popcorn? This might have an easier solution than chaining yourself to your couch.
I was recently up in Canada shooting a segment for the Discovery Channel. During a break, the hostess all of a sudden asked —kind of out of nowhere —“How can avoid my midnight carbohydrate binges?”
As I show in Mindless Eating, most of the food cues that cause us to overeat can be easily – mindlessly – reversed. This carbo craving, however, might be more physiologically-driven than psychologically-driven.
A while back there was a study show that middle-aged women who are low in vitamin B, were more likely to experience serious nighttime carb cravings than those who regularly took a vitamin. Low vitamin B might explain some part of the empty pasta bowl.
For the rest of us – young, old, or male – we might also want to make sure to pop our multi-vitamin (or B-complex vitamin) in the morning. It’s better than having to chain ourselves to the couch.
For 30 years my Lab and I have focused on discovering secret answers to help people live better lives. Some of these relate to health and happiness (and often to food). Please share whatever you find useful.