- Adriano dos Santos
How to overcome your carb addiction?
Deciding to go cold turkey on your favorite carbs could possibly be one of the hardest decisions in your life. 😓
Sugar addiction is a very real thing and it even shares similarities with drug addiction, whereby pleasure and reward centers in the brain are constantly seeking their next “high” or feel-good moment. 🍬🍬🚨🚨
Good news is that carb addiction is not that difficult to break. In fact, after only two weeks, you can do just fine without them, and you will not even be subjected to the violent mood swings and out of control cravings. 🌤
👉Follow these tips bellow and you will overcome your carb addiction for good.
🔹Prevent hunger from occurring
The best way to avoid this is to eat timed meals. If you find waiting 4+ hours between meals isn’t quite working for you, try to divide one larger meal into two smaller servings. Ensure the meal is rich in protein and quality fat.
In addition to that, once you begin to burn fat for energy, you will not be experiencing blood sugar spikes anymore, which also helps in regulation of the appetite.
🔹Keep yourself busy
Binging on carbs offers a short time fix for the feelings of boredom. Keep yourself engaged in activities that will help distract your mind from developing or prolonging an unhealthy addiction.
Food cravings are not necessarily a result of hunger, but rather of your mood. Food does tend to improve your mood, though for a very short period of time, and then just leads you to that state of wanting more and more.
Good options here include foods like fatty fruits (avocados, olives), protein and meats rich in fat, as well as bulky veggies.
👉The key to getting over missing carbs is surviving the first two weeks, and getting the the carbs out of your sight. You won’t be missing any of them when you begin to lose weight and gain control of your appetite back. 💪