There are many great diets out there today, and as a general rule of thumb we like low carb diets the best. And there are many reason for this. In the past everyone was all about low fat diets and watching the amount of calories that you eat. Well, we believe now that a high fat low carb is actually better for you.
You see, the more carbs that you eat, the more you crave more carbs. And as you crave more carbs you start to think that you need those carbs. And that is just wrong. Once you start to eat less and less carbs you begin to realize that you don’t need them like you thought you used to. That is the thing. What you put into your mouth should be used as fuel. Think of food as gas in your tank. What kind of fuel do you want? Remember the saying “You are what you eat”? Well, it turns out that that could not be more true. You truly are what you eat.
When you consume carbs and you do not burn them off, those carbs turn into sugar, which then turns into fat. This is why so many people get fat from eating carbs. Carbs are much more difficult to burn off than protein and fats are. The biggest problem with carbohydrates is this perceived dependence upon them. We think that we need them. And much of the time it feels like we need them. That is why we keep going back to carbs. Have you ever noticed that eating carbs makes you feel good? Its a feel good food. We eat them when we are vulnerable. We need something to make us feel better. They are literally addicting.
I know this sounds scary and impossible to overcome, but there is actually a lot of opportunity in the psychology of this. Everyone I know who eats a lot of carbs feels as if they are dependent on them. They say that they won’t feel full unless they eat carbs. And believe me I understand that. But what happens just a few hours later? You are hungry again! The real problem is that we associate pleasure with carbs. Tony Robbins tells us that you can change anything in your life if you learn to associate pain and pleasure with the right things. So many of us today associate carbs with pleasure and feeling good.
What if we associated eating carbs with the pain of potentially becoming diabetic? Or the pain of being overweight and not knowing exactly why we are overweight? That is what I am advocating. We have to associate pain with eating lots of carbs. Right now we associate pleasure and comfort with eating carbs. That is one of our main problems. And what you will discover after eating a low carb diet for a couple of weeks, whenever you consume carbs you will recognize that you don’t feel good. You actually feel like crap! And feeling like crap is when you know that you are finally eating a clean diet.