Many food “addicts” are right to suspect there is a physical reason that makes them
crave carbohydrates and put weight on easily. But the underlying cause of their
struggles often goes undiagnosed and untreated by the medical profession. I would be one of those people.
There is a test to see what the insulin levels are when provoked by a carbohydrate even though it is relatively un-used in our world of modern medicine.
Carbohydrate addiction is, in fact, caused by excess insulin, which is released by the
pancreas into the blood stream when carb-rich foods are eaten. Insulin signals
the body to take in food and, once the food is consumed, orders the resulting
energy to be stored in the form of fat. Too much insulin results in an
irresistible and frequent desire to eat.
The scientific term for this condition is post-prandial reactive hyperinsulinemia, which means too much insulin is released after eating. Hyperinsulinemia stems from Insulin
Resistance, an imbalance of blood glucose and insulin levels. If left unchecked,
Insulin Resistance can result in excess weight and obesity, increasing the risk
of developing a variety of damaging disorders.
A finial word . . . the nickname for insulin? The fat storage hormone! Too much and you can gain weight on a low calorie diet!
Still eating my safe and sober foods and weight has stayed the same for 2 weeks.