Heat May Affect Our Food Cravings

Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:27pm
Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:23am
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Cookies, it’s what’s for dinner!

Or so says Chrissy Barth, a nutritionist in the College of Health Solutions at ASU.

According to a recent study, the summer heat can actually turn you into a food-crazed monster, especially foods that you don’t have to cook in a hot kitchen. But don’t worry, Barth has tips to help you become human again.

Barth says if you’re in this pattern and want to stop, get into a healthy routine starting with 20 grams of protein at breakfast, repeating that at lunch and dinner too. But making that good choice first thing in the morning really helps keep cravings at bay.

You should also consider that, before you get a 15th tasting sample at the ice cream store, you might not be craving sugar at all, you could be actually just be thirsty.

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