Last night I was downstairs in my fraternity’s kitchen and a bag of tortilla chips screaming my name. They have to be my favorite junk food ever. However, I did not give in to its seductive call due to the fact that I am on a carb restrictive diet and it was about 11pm. Instead I had my tuna, hard-boiled egg, olive oil, and hot sauce. This was hardly a substitute for nacho chips.
Unfortunately, I am not very carb tolerant, but damn do I crave them. So as I was preparing my ever-so-tasty P+F meal, I started wondering about why I crave carbs so intensely, especially at night. Now, we all know that we shouldn’t eat carbs at night (relative term) because of the drop in insulin sensitivity. So then why the cravings at this time? Does my body want me to eat more carbs at night so that more will be readily stored for energy (fat)?
Everything that happens in our body has a mechanism behind it. What mechanism causes carb cravings?
Again my original question, is there some correlation between carb cravings and carb/insulin sensitivity?