Sugar is addictive. Sugar comes in many forms includes glucose, fructose, starches, cereals, rice, bread and flour.
Sugar acts in the same way as other addictive substances, it stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain. A “feel good”chemical. This dopamine signal “teaches” the brain to repeat the behaviour and this is also the case with sugar. The amount of dopamine released is not that great compared to other drugs but the fact that this activity is repeated so often (eating), and in conjunction with so many other activities, ties sugar’s rewards strongly to many behaviours that we perform on a daily basis, enhancing the pleasure and the motivation that we get from them. Our brains have learned to take sugar, and just like unlearning to ride a bike, it is incredibly hard to unlearn that simple, mildly rewarding behaviour of adding sugar to our diet.
Understanding this mechanism is important if you are to overcome this reliance on carbohydrates. Most people are best served by establishing a low carb lifestyle. Low carb intake reduces the demand for insulin. Insulin makes you hungry. Have you noticed that 1 to 2 hours after breakfast you are hungry?
Using healthy fat as a food source leads to lower insulin production. Fat burning produces ketones in the liver, ketones are a better energy source than carbohydrates. One early benefit is clarity of thought and greater and sustained energy. You have a cleaner metabolism with less oxidative stress.
We can help you achieve this goal in a surprisingly short time.