If you’ve ever “self-medicated” with carbohydrates, what you’re about to read will totally resonate with you. Carbohydrates indirectly raise the serotonin levels in our brains. Serotonin is that “feel good” hormone that calms us down and helps us feel more relaxed. It helps regulate our mood, metabolism and appetite. If you’ve ever: soothed your anxious brain with a tub of raw cookie dough; crunched out your frustrations with a bag of potato chips; buried your shame with seconds or thirds at dinner; raised your spirits with a box of cereal; drowned your sorrows in a bowl of ice cream; eased your loneliness with a pan of brownies; eased your pain with a plate of pasta or found friendship with a pizza, you know what I’m talking about. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD! We just want to feel better. Call our office today at 233-0593 to schedule an appointment with Karen to find out how you can lose weight and feel good at the same time. Also watch for Karen’s Kindle Singles book coming in April 2014.