ADDICTED TO CARBS

Why We Are Addicted to CARBS!

Blame human evolution, natural selection, or brain chemistry . They are the real culprits for our dislike of anything “healthy” Our desire for sweets and treats began when we started to walk upright.

There is nothing exciting or flavorful about eating low carb foods like beef, pork, eggs, fish, and poultry. They are pretty bland and boring to eat. The desire for “sweet things” was a defense mechanism to protect us from eating harmful things.  We evolved into sweet-seeking, beings and our population grew.

Before sweet foods became popular in today’s cuisines early humans looked like this.

So quit blaming yourself and realize there are over 100,000 years of evolution to contend with and there is no way that you going to eliminate all cravings but maybe, just maybe, we might be able to curtail them.

Here at tastylowcarbmeal we will provide good, satisfying, healthy alternatives to the traditional high carb meals. We will also explore the many ways in which to change some destructive eating habits and form better ones with low carb recipes.

 We eat things that are “bad” for us because they make us feel good. You may reach for you Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream or your favorite junk food because you are bored, dissatisfied or having a long day at work. These stressful situations can trigger a strong urge to make a bad feeling go away.

Then we continued to evolve when we learned how to processs sugar

When we think of rewarding ourselves with sweet treats the brain releases dopamine a chemical neurotransmitter that makes us feel good in anticipation of that reward. Carbs are loaded with sugars and other goodies that make us feel REAL good. However, the rush won’t last.  As the blood sugar level drops there will be a crash later on which will leave you fatigued or moody.

Then the craving for sugar and carbs will return.

Do you really want to go on that emotional roller coaster ride over and over again?  A tasty low carb recipe can boost your emotions and prevent the sugar crashes that eventually follow after eating a carb-loaded treat. Let’s make those “emotional meals” a little healthier and curtail the those nasty sugar crashes.

 

Now we are a society addicted to carbs