5 Tips to Avoid Carbohydrate Addiction (Sweets)


Sweets and various types of sweets (simple carbohydrates) and other narcotics are stimulants that cause a rise in serotonin (happiness hormone) levels. Over time and frequent consumption can cause “dependence” on carbohydrates. Because the effect of any artificial stimulus weakens over time and no longer causes the previous euphoria. That is why people become more nervous, depressed and more irritable.

  1. Introduce a rule that for example today you eat 100 grams of cake (or other sweets) less than usual. The next day your favorite dessert to eat once is most desirable in the morning. The day after, take only half the usual portion of dessert. At the end of the week, take a smaller amount of any dried fruit instead of other sweets. This way, you will gradually, without stress and a sudden drop in the hormone of happiness, wean your body from the false stimulator of good mood.
  2. The hormone of happiness can be stimulated in the body thanks to a properly balanced diet. For example, stewed fish with a portion of complex carbohydrates (porridge, legumes) and vegetable salad stimulates the production of serotonin without sudden spikes in blood sugar.
  3. There should be enough protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in the diet to produce a sufficient and normal amount of happiness hormones. People feel tired due to lack of protein. Good mood disappears, metabolism is disturbed, irritability is present and sleep is disturbed due to lack of carbohydrates.
  4. Normal insulin levels are provided by a sufficient amount of fats and carbohydrates in the body. Fats give a youthful appearance to the skin and nails and hair are healthy. Fats contribute to the normal functioning of the thyroid gland and the regular synthesis of female sex hormones (estrogen). Everything in the body is connected. The lack of one important component can cause an imbalance as a whole.
  5. Lack of fat in the body can cause a decrease or interruption in the synthesis of estrogen (female sex hormones). Estrogen deficiency causes a disorder of reproductive function for women and a delay in the work of the thyroid gland. All this negatively affects the production of other important hormones, including the hormone of happiness.

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