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Friday, July 12, 2013

carbohydrates craving

  • Galanin is a brain hormone that regulates the body's desire for fat and carbohydrates.
  • As galanin levels rise, so does your desire to eat fatty and high-carbohydrate foods.
  • The more galanin you make, the more fat you store, so it is critical to make less galanin.
  • Keeping insulin under control is the key to decreasing the craving for fatty and high-carbohydrate foods.
  • Increased insulin also stimulates more galanin.
  • Eating more protein curtails galanin release. Balanced meals (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber) are the key to keeping galanin under control.
  • Galanin production naturally rises from the late morning into the late afternoon.
  • Getting adequate protein (21-28 grams) for breakfast and lunch will help to reduce the production of galanin.
  • Stress also produces increased levels of galanin.

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