5 Ways To Satisfy A Starch Craving When Eating Low Carb

5 Ways To Satisfy A Starch Craving When Eating Low Carb

low
carb diet “tricks” 

Have you ever embarked on a grueling low carb diet? If you have, then you know too well the challenges a person faces while on it.

Irritability, lack of energy, depression are all very possible and real while following such a type of diet; but luckily you don’t have to experience any of them.

In fact, those responses are the body’s way of saying something is not right, and of getting your attention.

So, with that in mind, there are simple low carb diet
“tricks” that you can follow to make your cravings for starch disappear while
on the low carb diet-and it’s not rocket science.

Without further ado, these are the most effective tricks you
can employ to stave off the carb-munchies

Don’t
Starve Yourself

Going on a diet is synonymous with starving for many people-
simply because they associate “diet” with a significant reduction in amount of
food consumed. This is where many people mess up. If you restrict your calories
too much, too fast, your body goes into starvation mode- decreasing your metabolism
and revving up starch craving and hunger pangs.

Eat More
Protein

Protein is quite likely the most important macro-nutrient
needed in the body. Without enough, you lose muscle mass, chemical processes in
the body grind to a halt (AKA, metabolism) and you subsequently burn less
calories. But did you also know that people consuming higher amounts of protein
in their diet have far less starch or sugar cravings? This is because proteins,
and more specifically slower digesting varieties (such as red meat and casein
protein) signal to the brain higher level of satiety. This causes you to have
fewer carb cravings and become more efficient in weight loss.

Got Fat?

“Whoa! You gotta be kidding me” is probably what’s going
through your mind right about now, but it has been proven, and is widely
becoming accepted, that a reasonable amount of dietary fat consumption is not
bad for you, and is more likely to be beneficial. Why? Chew on these:

·        
Fat Is Essential For Production Of Hormones By The Body.
These hormones include sex hormones, and fat burning hormones (epinephrine and
norepinephrine) as well as many other supporting ones. Restriction of dietary
fat correlates to lower levels of these hormones

·        
Fat Blunts Your Craving For Carbs Or Starch- fat is extremely
filling and satisfying, and when taken with protein slows down its absorption
significantly. In fact, consuming a diet high in protein and good fats (such as
that found in avocadoes and almonds) while subsequently restricting
carbohydrates, can lead to profound body composition changes. This is also
likely to be the best plan for long term weight loss and stopping starch
cravings once and for all

And just to top it off- did you know that many of the
negative effects associated with fats are really attributed to when it combines
with carbs? Yep, it takes two to tango (or in this case, make you fat and
unhealthy!)

Eat More
Frequently

Eating smaller meals, spaced more closely together is a
better way for keeping carb cravings at bay than 3 large meals spaced many
hours apart. Why? Because it helps to keep insulin levels somewhat stable
throughout the day. And, since insulin signals hunger and starch cravings when
levels drop low, keeping it at a stable elevation prevents cravings in the
first place.

Hydrate
& Veggi-nate!

I bet you’re tired of hearing “drink water, eat your veggies,
blah blah” but what if I told you there was a stupidly simple way to beat the
carb cravings while doing the same? Interested? Here’s what you can do

·        
Drink a gallon of water a day- the easy way to do this
is full a one-gallon sized jug with water, and graduate lines on it that have
to be drank ever hour. This not only makes it easy for you to visualize how
much you need to drink, but keeps you accountable. Water is absolutely
essential for beating a craving

·        
Eat As MUCH Veggies As You Want- yes, this
revolutionary piece is what will make or break your low carb diet. Let me tell
you why; veggies are extremely low calorie, meaning that one or even two full
cups worth is unlikely to even deliver 200 calories. Secondly, by eating a
particular one you enjoy, it doesn’t feel like a task and you feel satisfied in
the process. A simple plan for achieving long term success!

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.

Rod Stone
Author,
Publisher and Supplier of Healthy Living information and products to improve
your life.


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