Carb Addiction – Is It Real?
One of them is the fact that carbohydrates, especially refined carbs, are as addictive as crack cocaine and meth. Yes! That’s right! And it’s not me just making that up! Studies have been done that show that carbs act on the same neurotransmitters in the brain as crack and meth, one of them being Dopamine. Dopamine is the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. It’s the same “high” drug-addicts are after. The other neurotransmitter affected is Serotonin, another “feel-good” hormone.
So, how do you know if you are a Carb Addict? Having a craving once in a while is normal, but having to eat carbs to feel good is an addiction. And, guess what? The food industry knows this and exploits this knowledge!
Remember when it was discovered that the Tobacco Industry was purposefully putting nicotine into cigarettes knowing people would become addicted? Well, the Food Industry is doing the same thing with sugar! Read The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler for an eye-opening look into how it is being done.
For me, Carb Addiction is most certainly real and like any other addict I’m one bite away from being right back into full binge mode.
How do I deal with it?
Just like they do…One Day At A Time.