There are 2 groups of problem foods in terms of weight loss. Most patients tend to have more trouble with one group than with the other. The problem groups are sweetened carbohydrates and unsweetened carbohydrates. The sweetened carbohydrates are generally cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, candy and pastry. The unsweetened carbohydrates are generally pizza, pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, pretzels, chips and crackers. Most patients can lose weight, once they figure out the strategy that works for them, for dealing with sweet or unsweetened carbohydrate foods. The usual fix for sweetened carbohdrates, is to stop eating sugar and switch to artificial sweeteners. Even though artifically sweetened cakes, cookies and ice cream generally have the same number of calories as the sugar sweetened real ones, switching to artificially sweetened carbs allows most patients to eat one or two cupcakes, insead of twelve. Artificial sweeteners tend not to cause sugar’s feeding frenzy. It’s much easier to eat just one or two artificially sweetened pieces of crap. The usual fix for dealing with unsweetened carbohydrates, is to add a staggering amount of fiber (usually bran, most commonly GG Bran Crispbread or Sprinkles) to all unsweetened carbohydrates. Crispbread is added to sandwiches, and Sprinkles are loaded on pizza, potatoes, pasta, etc. A ton of additional fiber makes it mechanically more difficult to over eat unsweetened carbs.
The best way to deal with sweet and starch cravings
on March 10, 2012 | 37 Comments