Those Darn Refined Carbs November 5 2013
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
15 Chest to bar pull-ups
30 second Ring L-sit hold
Those Darn Refined Carbs
Thanks to Emily for sending this very interesting article on the affect of refined carbohydrate consumption on dietary choices.
Many folks doing the food challenge are learning firsthand how easy it is to overconsume carbohydrates and how addictive this macronutrient can be.
Check out the full article by clicking on the link below:
Refined Carbs May Trigger Food Addiction
EXCERPT: Consumption of a meal that has a high glycemic index (GI) appears to stimulate key brain regions related to craving and reward, a finding that supports the controversial hypothesis of food addiction, new research suggests.
Investigators from Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts found that compared with consumption of a low-GI meal, a meal high in refined carbohydrates decreased plasma glucose, increased hunger, and selectively stimulated brain regions 4 hours after eating — a critical time point that influences eating behavior at the next meal.
“We think we have shown for the first time that refined carbohydrates’ biological effects can provoke, independent of calories and tastiness, symptoms related to addiction in susceptible people — those who are overweight or obese,” said the study’s principal investigator, David Ludwig, MD, from Boston Children’s Hospital.