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Today I’d like to expand on that a little. Let’s talk about Fast Acting carbs.
Fast acting carbs are usually highly processed foods that quickly impact your blood sugar levels. Typically, the less processed the food the higher the fiber content.
Not all calories are equal.
In a recent study participants were given one of two milkshakes. Both shakes were identical in total calories and distribution in fats, proteins, and carbs.
The difference? One shake was fast acting carbs the other shake slow acting carbs.
What did they find?
Fast acting carbs not only disrupted insulin (our fat storing hormone) but they also activated craving centers in the brain.
This explains what is happening when we “fall off the wagon.”
Fast acting carbs will affect the same areas of the brain of individuals who are suffering from addiction to alcohol and cocaine.
Break the Craving ➤ Reward Cycle
The fastest way to eliminate cravings and stabilize your metabolism is to reduce fast acting carbs and increase healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
Fast Acting carbs are linked to memory loss, brain fog, and ADD symptoms.
If you are interested in this topic, check out a book written by David Ludwig called Always Hungry.
Conclusion: Fast acting carbs are highly processed and disrupt blood sugar, insulin, and metabolism. Reducing fast acting carbs is the fastest way to eliminate cravings.
Action Step: Add in healthy fats, protein, and fiber to help stabilize blood sugar.