How to Eliminate Carbohydrate Cravings
Have you been able to live without sugar? Do you look forward to sugary foods, white flour foods, or soda (diet included)? This is a sign of carbohydrate addiction. How do you curb those cravings?
People with blood sugar problems (diabetics and hypoglycemics) will find relief by taking a chromium picolinate supplement. The supplements have been proven to increase insulin sensitivity and help regulate blood sugar. It is much more likely you can lose weight and eat properly.
For the rest of us, it is still considered a good supplement to take. However, the research on the effects is less clear.
Protein is known as a good way to get satiated. It is very low in sugar and releases energy slowly. This helps to stabilize the blood sugar and keep you from binging.
When you feel the urge, sometimes a light snack will make it go away. Some people try and hold off until they ultimately lose control. It is more sensible to eat a healthy snack like an apple or salad than to go crazy later and eat a super sized fast food meal.
Have Healthy Carbs on Hand
Do you find yourself at work searching for the chocolate container or walking past the vending machine? To be successful, you need to find something healthy that you can keep on hand. You might bring some fruits and vegetables to work on Mondays and keep them in the refrigerator for the week. You could also keep unsalted nuts or jerky in your desk.
Sugary Drinks – Including Diet
You must quit drinking sugary drinks or diet drinks. Every known study shows these to be highly detrimental to health.
Take Care of Yourself
People make more mistakes when they are tired, grumpy, or angry. It is vitally important to get enough sleep, eat well, and maintain a balanced life. Many people report being tired and that is their reason for carbohydrate indulgence. What they don't realize is that it doesn't alleviate being tired. What it does is make you feel a short term high followed by a low and then increased hunger pains to start the cycle again. If you feel tired and need a boost, try sleeping a little more and/or working less.
Mouse and rat studies have been done that allow the rodent to choose between endorphins or food. Studies have shown that rats and mice will actually choose the endorphins to the point that they will die prematurely. Is that any different than our culture of refined drug laden foods?