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End the Carb-Craving Roller Coaster You Call Your Life

Not all carbs are the same and not all of them are responsible for sending you on a roller coaster ride of carb cravings.

Take whole, real food carbs for instance. Whole, real foods, like fruits, vegetables, and starchy foods like potatoes, peas, and squash are good carbs that nutrients and fiber your body needs to thrive.

Bad carbs come from foods where vitamins, minerals, and fiber have been removed. These are called refined or simple carbs, and are found in processed foods. Refined and simple carbs are the carbs that send our bodies on a roller coaster ride of cravings.

Refined carbs, primarily sugar and white flour, are digested quickly, leading to a rapid spike in blood sugar. When our blood sugar drops, the cravings return, leaving us feeling like we’re going to “cave in” if we don’t eat.

Sadly, refined carbs are a large part of total carbohydrate intake and can drive overeating and increase the likelihood of becoming obese.

Fortunately, you can put an end to carb cravings. If you’re not actively trying to lose weight, there are plenty of nutritious whole-food carb foods to eat, like quinoa, organic oats, apples, oranges, bananas, and sweet potatoes.

If you’re wanting to shed a few pounds, then a great way to put an end to carb cravings is to adopt a ketogenic-type lifestyle. You’ll teach your body to burn fat for energy instead of carbs, naturally reducing the number of calories you take in during the day, and bringing the carb-craving roller coaster to a complete stop.

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Free Yourself From Carbohydrate Cravings

Do you ever get tired of feeling hungry all the time?

Do you feel like you’re always craving carbs?

Are the two related?

Absolutely! Carbs can be addictive like drugs and other habit-forming substance. Simple carbs like bread and chips and foods loaded with sugar trigger a dopamine release stimulating the pleasure regions of the brain involved in cravings and addictions.

We crave salty chips or sweets, but the craving isn’t because the food tastes great, it’s because of the carb’s effect on the brain.

More than eighty percent of all the sugar you consume goes to your brain. This creates a spike in your blood sugar. When your blood sugar crashes after the spike, your brain thinks it can’t function anymore, and you crave more carbs.

The good news is that, like with any addiction, we can take steps to stop the cravings.

The first and most important step is to take away the “drug”, in this case, simple carbs. Identify the triggers that make you turn toward carbs and take proactive steps to do something different when the craving hits. For example, you can eat protein instead. Protein fills you up and provides some glucose (sugar) to your cells that has the same effect as simple carbs without spiking your blood sugar.

If you tend to crave chips, trying eating nuts and/or seeds instead. Nuts contain protein and healthy fat which help fill you up, and just enough carbs to satisfy a carb craving.

If you tend to crave sweets, google “fat bombs” and you’ll find a ton of great recipes! You’ll get the taste of sweet while filling up on healthy fats.

These same foods are all part of a ketogenic diet, one of the most effective ways to stop carb cravings. With ketosis, your body isn’t relying on sugar to function, it’s relying on fat. Your brain will stop telling you to eat more sugar.

Bye bye cravings!


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