I know that I need carbohydrates in my diet. Carbs are the primary source of fuel for our muscles and brains. Too few, we’re tired and perform poorly. Too many, we’re tired, perform poorly and gain weight.
Like most things in life, moderation in carbohydrate intake is best. And sticking to high quality, complex carbohydrates, even better still.
Sometimes, however, our brains tell us to eat the less-than-healthy variety, urging us on to what I call ‘the carbohydrate roller coaster’. Eat a cookie, feel good, blood sugars rise, insulin kicks in, blood sugars fall, feel bad, eat another cookie repeat, repeat, repeat.
Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a carbohydrate roller coaster, and I want off.
Watch the video below to see how I’m planning on dealing with my unhealthy cravings.
Part of my plan is to read the following three books and try and understand the reasons behind the cravings;
- Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
- The Metabolic Effect Diet: Eat More, Work Out Less, and Actually Lose Weight While You Rest and
- The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite and Banish Belly Fat
All three books are available through my Amazon store; I receive a commission when books I recommend are purchased this way.
Have you ever been on a carbohydrate roller coaster?
How did you get off?
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