A sweet and powerful addiction
When we think of an addiction, we usually associate the term with commonly known addictive substances, like nicotine, alcohol and various street drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc). However, there are certain foods that have a similar addictive power over us which, just like these other substances, can be very difficult to control.
An addiction is an uncontrollable impulse that dominates a person. It is something that is stronger than one’s will. A true addiction always has a destabilizing effect on the emotions and can cloud judgment. On top of it all, when an addict is unable to acquire the substance they are addicted to, they will feel terrible.
If you want to lose weight, reducing your intake of refined carbohydrates(bread, pasta, cookies, soda, etc.)will be vital. Refined carbohydrates are easily converted into glucose (blood sugar) in the body, which can then turn into fat with the help of insulin, a hormone that our body produces. Interestingly enough, many people find it nearly impossible to reduce their consumption of these types of food and consider it their biggest obstacle when it comes to losing weight.
After 12+ years of helping thousands of people recover their metabolism and lose weight, I’ve learned to recognize a variety of metabolism-related problems, one of which are food intolerances. Most people know what a food allergy is merely due to the fact that the symptoms are pretty obvious. Allergies can cause pretty immediate reactions, such as headaches, itching, loss of breath, mucus, indigestion and inflammation. For some, consuming seafood or peanuts can cause life-threatening allergic reactions.
The truth is, if you want to lose weight, your first and primary step will be drinking plenty of water. Water significantly raises the metabolism. But how so?
As you may have already learned in school, a water (H2O) molecule consists of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom), the oxygen portion being nearly 8 times larger than the entire molecular mass of both hydrogen atoms. In other words, water is composed of 89% oxygen and only 11% hydrogen. Visually, a water molecule looks somewhat like Mickey Mouse®, the two hydrogen atoms being the ears of Mickey.
Oxygen is the primary element that drives the metabolism and allows for the burning of fat, thus making the consumption of water a vital water an effective way of increasing the metabolism and losing weight.