What You Should Know
The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet is a bestselling book by Dr. Richard Heller and Dr. Rachael Heller. The couple wrote the book with dieters in mind who fight with the addiction to carbohydrates. If eating is a matter of will power that always ends in a loss, you could be addicted to carbohydrates. Symptoms of carbohydrate addiction include the inability to control eating, shame after eating and weight gain. The book is designed to help dieters overcome the addiction and lose weight in the process. The official website from Dr. Richard and Rachael Heller offers several books for sale, but the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet is not one of the books. Several links are included for additional information on carbohydrate addiction.
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Diet aimed at preventing overeating due to carbohydrate addiction.
Have you ever felt like you wanted to stop eating and just couldn’t control yourself? According to Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller, this could mean you are addicted to carbohydrates. Like any other addiction, the symptoms may worsen with time. So, the dieter that was once able to binge eat only once in a blue moon may soon find they are unable to control eating habits on a daily basis.
The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet is a low carbohydrate eating plan. The plan forces the dieter to avoid carbohydrates to control symptoms of the “disease.” Many dieters who fight with overeating find low carbohydrate diets helpful for weight loss, but social pressures and managing eating on in everyday life can lead to backsliding and weight gain.
In a society heavily carb-based, both children and adults may suffer from carbohydrate addiction. The details in the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet are appropriate for all members of the family, which likely means there are no extreme carbohydrate restrictions like the Atkins diet. Not everyone addicted to carbohydrates is overweight, but someone who is overweight may find they need fewer carbohydrates and thus fewer empty calories are consumed.
The diet is based on “timing” and “combining.” Foods are eaten at specific times in specific combinations to keep blood glucose levels steady. If blood glucose does not drop sharply, as is the case after carbohydrates are digested, hunger and cravings for more carbohydrates can be controlled.
- The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet is based on lowering carbohydrates.
- Controlling blood sugar may help control hunger and cravings.
- Not all overweight people are addicted to carbohydrates.
- Eating lower carbohydrate diets can be difficult.
- Timing and combining may be too time consuming.
The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet is about learning how and when to eat to control blood glucose and cravings. When the dieter is in control of cravings, they do not feel the need to overeat or snack on high sugar foods.