I can’t go longer than three hours before I am starving! I’m hungry and I need to eat!
What this means is you have a serious blood sugar problem.
An average thin person is carrying around about 100,000 calories of fat on their bodies yet we only have a very small amount of stored sugar. It’s called glycogen. It’s in the liver and it’s in the muscles.
So we have about only 1700 calories of stored sugar and a tremendous amount of stored fat. The problem is we’re not able to tap into this fat because we have a blood sugar problem.
There are three reasons why cravings are driving you to eat.
1. Insulin resistance:
Consuming a high carb diet raises insulin and keeps your blood sugars low, so you keep craving carbs. In this situation, you will eventually develop insulin resistance. Your cells will be hungry and craving carbs all day long.
2. Low Fats:
Fats are necessary to allow you to be satisfied, especially when you’re doing intermittent fasting.
3. Low micronutrients:
Micronutrients are incredibly important, especially when it comes to getting rid of cravings and hunger.
It is snacking camouflaged as “Healthy snacking”. All these extra meals and drinks even if they are small and healthy create a spike in insulin – this adds up.
Insulin is the fat MAKING hormone, AND IT PREVENTS FAT BURNING. The grocery store is filled with all sorts of new snacks protein bars, jerky, drinks, granola bars, with added buzz words like “gluten free” or “organic” or “natural”, but it is still food. Even fruit between meals can block weight loss. Dr. Berg cut fruit out between meals and went from 211 pounds to 185 pounds in 6 weeks.