Carbohydrates are highly addictive. We are conditioned as children to feed a carb addiction – most children consume large amounts of sugar daily. Sugars and refined grains are added to baby food, cereal, candy, and virtually all processed foods.
Carbs are so addictive because they trigger two hormones: dopamine and serotonin. These are pleasure and happiness hormones. This sugar addiction is real and it will literally control you to a point where you are completely out of control.
Over time, an addiction to carbs becomes stronger and stronger.
So what can you do to break a carb addiction?
Stop eating immediately – The first thing you should do is start fasting. This will kick start ketosis, which is when your body burns fat as fuel instead of glucose (sugar). This will begin to heal your neurotransmitter receptors that are triggering intense carb cravings.
There will be a little transition period but it would not be too bad as your body will start to switch to ketosis and then when you start burning fat for fuel your brain actually starts to heal and reset because the receptors for these neurotransmitters are so messed up they need to be reset the absolute best way to do it is simply start fasting. Dr. Berg recommends minimally 24 hours to 48 hours of fasting.
Exercise – This will further increase your fat-burning and allow you to get rid of any excess glucose in your system.
Do light exercise like walking. You can burn off that sugar that you just consumed. Get it out of the system, get your body into ketosis and then your brain will feel better. The interesting thing about the brain is that if given the choice the brain will prefer ketones over sugar any day. It is very therapeutic and as soon as that happens you start to shift to be more in control over this addiction.
Avoid triggers – Get rid of all carbohydrates and sugars in the house, avoid images of food (triggers like commercials or unhealthy recipe books), do not go to restaurants with unhealthy foods, avoid food smells that cause cravings, etc.
Get rid of those chips that you have up in the cupboard that you have been hiding. Make it difficult for you to get junk food especially late at night when you are bored. You may be looking for something salty, crunchy or sweet.
Take B vitamins – All B vitamins are important for lessening the addiction to carbs—especially vitamin B1. Using nutritional yeast is a great way to get your B vitamins.
Vitamin B1 will completely handle stress. Use that through nutritional yeast to help curb your addictions (cravings).
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Stop Carbohydrate Cravings Fast With 4 Things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdGwg7Q-Mw
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Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting, is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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