• Monique Jephcote

Carbohydrates


PS Sugar is a Carbohydrate.


Your body and brain absolutely NEEDS carbohydrates in order to function properly. So much so that the majority of our daily food intake (approx. 45-65% ) should be coming from ye old carbs. Your brain and red blood cells are obligatory users of glucose aka carbohydrates AKA sugar. Carbs are the bodies preferred and PRIMAL energy source.


“Although the brain can be forced to use ketone bodies (which are produced in cases of starvation read as extreme dieting) it still prefers to use glucose. One way we know this is because an enzyme has to be induced to utilize ketones, it’s not the body’s default to use them.” - @the_sassy_ginger_dietitian


I don’t think any (educated) Dietitian or Nutritionist would ever recommend you cut carbohydrates out of your diet or restrict them to a miniscule amount (such as the ever popular ketogenic diet). Important FYI - your Doctor hasn’t done a degree in Nutrition (or maybe they have!!! In which case they wouldn’t recommend doing this) (hopefully).

Craving sugar? It’s likely you need to eat more carbohydrates. NOT.... cut them out further!!! Trust your body’s intuition.


Binge-Eating is a dynamic can of worms in itself and hard to assess at any wide scale level however you may find yourself bingeing in a panicked state on carbohydrates at 5pm in the afternoon if you haven’t adequately fed your body enough carbs consistently throughout the day!

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