Why Can’t We Control Part 4

This is not something you should be eating at all, hunger or no hunger

There is this one term I want you guys to know more about, it’s called “INSULIN HUNGE”.

Might be a new term for you guys but trust me, this is the main reason why people like to eat a lot and feel like, they cannot live without eating food till they are full.

Ok, so in plain English carbohydrates are sugars. When you eat them they raise the insulin levels in your  blood. If you eat them too much they make your insulin levels rise a bit too fast. When those high insulin levels drop, you feel lethargic. Feel like dropping on your knees if you do not eat more.

You will find that most people having this problem crave carbohydrates a lot. They like bread a lot. They like to eat pasta a lot.

Most of the weight loss diets suggest that you decrease the amount of carbohydrates you eat daily and increase the amount of proteins you intake daily. Obviously you still have to count your calories. But the best thing that happens when you decrease your carbohydrate intake is that your body starts to burn off fat.

Extra protein will make sure that your muscles remain in top condition and they help to burn that fat too. The body will crave for carbohydrates for the first few days if you go on a diet that is low on carbs but after a few days all will be well.

Remember, switching to a new diet will take at least 2 weeks for the body to adjust to. So you might feel lazy, tired, fatigued and easily irritable. That will only last for 2 weeks. After that you will feel light and energized.

The key is to be prepared about it. You will face intense cravings for the first 2 weeks, after that it will be fine. It is better to know about something you might face in order to deal with it better. If you know it before hand, you will be able to persevere  and get through the tough moments.

You should always take a lot of proteins in your breakfast. That will make you feel full for longer, especially if you have just changed to a new diet. Cereals? Stay away from them. They are high in sugar. They will set you up nicely for huge cravings throughout the day.

You should stay away from them and fill yourself up with proteins. That will break the insulin cycle we talked about before.

Always go for complex carbs instead of simple carbs (carbohydrates). Studies have shown that food items with low glycemic value tend to slow down the release of insulin in the blood and thus you do not feel hungry all the time.

Thus eating foods with low glycemic value can promote further weight loss and could help you eat less calories.

There have also been studies done that have shown that taking vinegar with your food can help you reach satiety quickly and it can also slow down the release of insulin in the blood (which the body does in order to absorb the food into the blood). However you should limit the use of vinegar as over consumption can lead to some health problems.

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