Why no pasta or porridge?
What's up homies?
Just wondering why pasta and porridge aren't allowed. According to:
These foods release less insulin when eaten than lots of other stuff including beef. As I understood it, the problem with carbs is that they cause an insulin release which is what causes fat storage.
Can anyone help me?
P.S. happy cheat day!
One answer that isn't always discussed very often is that carbohydrates (especially refined carbohydrates) stimulate areas of the brain that release dopamine (a pleasure hormone). In fact studies are finding that these same receptors that cocaine works on. Carbohydrates are highly addictive, leading to food addictions and the craving to over-consume these carbohydrates. More studies need to be done on this for sure, as different types and levels of carbohydrates might react differently, or different bodies might respond differently (some people regulate carbohydrates very easily, and there doesn't seem to be the same brain response in these people).
This is one possible answer. It kind of goes like this. Carbohydrate foods tend to be calorie dense to start with, you eat them, they act on your brain increasing your craving for them, so you eat more of them, and before you know it you are over-consuming foods by far to great a margin.
One of the reasons Slow Carb is effective is that you don't have this craving boosting experience, are eating foods that fill you up faster and thus you don't over-consume. As much as we talk about not worrying about counting calories, when eating Slow Carb you tend to eat proper amounts of calories because of how the food fills you up, regulates hormone responses, etc.
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