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Cold weather = intense cravings?

fldhkybnva Jan 25, 2013 01:14 PM

Does anyone else get serious cravings when it's cold? I never noticed this before during winter but this year for the past month at least I can't seem to stop craving, even foods that I don't really like or even crave any other time. Bring on the Chinese food, pizza, chili, macaroni and cheese, baked potato...no I'm not pregnant - already ruled that out

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  1. SourberryLily Jan 25, 2013 01:17 PM

    Yes i do. Usually for spicy food, strong cheese, bread or completly unhealthy stuff.

    It's your body trying to store fat for the winter.

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    1. re: SourberryLily
      fldhkybnva Jan 25, 2013 01:22 PM

      Well, it's working. I don't even bother to fight the cravings...

    2. Musie Jan 25, 2013 01:56 PM

      I haven't noticed any weather related craves, I do seem to have swapped from white wines to reds though. I always crave mulled wine in the winter too.

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        pedalfaster Jan 25, 2013 02:10 PM

        I have a weird one for you: charred corn tortillas. I toast the suckers right on the burner of my range.
        Other than that, pretty much the usual. Soup. Red wine. A book and fire in the fireplace.

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          thistle5 Jan 25, 2013 02:46 PM

          Not for food-I want a warm fire, a stocked larder, a full tank of gas-just general preparedness, then I can play around w/ food & leftovers...

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            kseiverd Jan 25, 2013 03:30 PM

            Not so much that I crave a particular food when it's cold... just choose to "hibernate" and crave to cook!

            It started snowing here in my part of NJ around 4:30... only expecting an inch or so and has been FRIGID this past week. NO intentions of going out to do more than pick up newspaper off driveway. Snow should be light & fluffy enough to sweep away with a broom tomorrow.

            Have a rack of baby back ribs that'll get a quick ride on gas grill on deck, while I'm bundled up in the cold.

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