Imagine you are in a field at night. It’s dark, and you’ve got a bag of tools. Your job is to run around the field. Now there are a number deep holes in the field, the pits of carbohydrate craving and self-loathing. You run around and fall into a pit. You can’t climb out. You reach into your tool bag, and the only thing in the bag is a shovel. You start digging, and it makes the hole deeper. You try digging stairs to climb out, but the dirt slips, and you dig yourself deeper into the pit of cravings and self-loathing. The more you dig, the hole keeps getting bigger and deeper. You can’t dig your way out of the hole. Digging is what makes holes. Just like you can’t control your carbohydrate cravings. Carbohydrate cravings are automatic, something that happen to you, in response to internal metabolic factors and external cues, like when you walk by a bakery or someone mentions M&Ms. The trick is to stop using the shovel.