• Well, it's all in the brain...seriously. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose in the body. The brain uses about 60% of the glucose you take in. This glucose is the brain's "energy food". It helps in our body's attempt to create the serotonin, and more serotonin makes us feel happier, at least temporarily. So, carbs are like a drug, and by eating carbs we're self-medicating. Maybe you could try finding some other way to channel your energy when you're feeling down. Write in a journal. Do some yoga (I highly recommend this - it helps me a great deal). Call a close friend or family member and talk it out. Take a bath and read. Also, if you're more depressed during the darker winter months, full-spectrum lighting can improve your mood. If you're feeling depressed on a regular basis, you might want to go talk to your doctor. There are many milder anti-depressants on the market now that might help, or perhaps you could talk to a counselor about what's bothering you.
  • Trendous? What word is that? Lol:)

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