By combining the right ratios of carbs and proteins, you cause your body to burn fat rather than store it. The other thing that feeds into cravings for “comfort foods” is cortisol, another hormone that can cause sweet tooth for these “comfort foods”, directly affecting persons with Type 1 Diabetes and the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Cortisol is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands in response to deal with stressful situations. This is the body’s way of ramping up adrenaline levels to move your body out of harms’ way. It’s what gives you that extra boost of energy that helps you in an emergency situation, like running out of a burning building. But stress is stress, to this hormone. It doesn’t know the difference between a life-threatening Physical situation and a Mentally stressful situation.
When you feel mentally stressed, your body is flooded with cortisol just as if you were in immediate physical danger. In a physically stressful situation, like being inside a building on fire, the higher levels of cortisol are burned off by the activity of running out of the building. That’s what it’s there for, to give you the extr
a boost of energy. But in mentally stressful situations, like being under a tight deadline at work, relationship problems or even being overweight, your body continues to produce cortisol to handle the stress. Since this excess of cortisol is not being burned up by physical action, it creates an imbalance that increases your appetite and cravings for sugar.
Scientific studies have shown that when stress levels are high, it increases your appetite, your cravings for sugar and this is typically stored in the abdominal region. Which is why, the quickest way most of us deal with stress, is to reach for dangerous high carb “comfort foods”. For Type 1 Diabetes and the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, stress is not a suitable candidate for worship.
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