Are you Stuck in a vicious cycle of overeating because you can't fight the cravings?
Are you addicted to certain foods to the point where get withdrawal symptoms when you don't eat them?
Then Toxic Hunger is probably to blame.
And your food CHOICES are triggering it.
A diet high in nutrients not only improves health, but also decreases food cravings and overeating behavior.
Whereas, the typical American diet is low in nutrients and fiber. Processed foods are actually “designed” by food manufacturers to cause food cravings and addictions, and they trigger Toxic Hunger.
All of this is to keep us coming back for more.
People get stuck in this state, sometimes for years on end, with no idea how to stop the vicious cycle of overeating or binging on processed foods. Over time, this can have a major impact on health, leading to diabetes, obesity, digestive illness, and even cancer.
Do you feel ill when getting off caffeine and processed foods? Toxic Hunger is the culprit
So what is toxic hunger? And what causes it?
Processed foods made with refined flour, sugar and preservatives, are low in nutrients and fiber, triggering inflammation after we consume them. Eating Meat and chicken strains the digestive system. They also trigger inflammation in the body, especially if they're fried, grilled, or cooked in unhealthy oils which causes them to be high AGEs (Fried foods produce compounds in the body called advanced glycation end products, also known as AGEs.)
So, when we finish a meal consisting of unhealthy foods, and inflammation begins to set in, the body will attempt to get rid of the toxic compounds.
When digestion ends, the body also attempts to get rid of cellular waste as part of its everyday maintenance.
Since it will also have to get rid of the toxic waste produced by the last meal as well, the body will go into serious detoxification mode, triggering WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS.
These withdrawal symptoms are often misread as “Hunger”, when in reality it's just the body attempting to repair itself from the last meal.
This sort of hunger is called toxic hunger, because it prompts us to overeat the same foods that caused the problem to begin with. When we eat these foods, we will feel a temporary relief from the withdrawal symptoms, because the body will stop detoxifying in order to digest the next meal. And thus a vicious cycle is created.
Symptoms of toxic hunger include:
- feeling of emptiness in the stomach
- stomach rumbling
Symptoms of Real Hunger:
- Throat discomfort
- increased salivation
- upper chest discomfort
These toxic “hunger” symptoms fuel binge eating, overeating and digestive illness.
Overweight individuals tend to experience worse toxic hunger or withdrawal symptoms, because they tend to have more inflammation.
A classic example of this is coffee addiction. When a coffee addict stops drinking coffee, even for just a few hours, they will begin to experience a withdrawal headache, or even shakes. Once he has consumed coffee again, his symptoms will fade, because the body will pause the detoxification process.
When we incorporate healthy high nutrient foods into our diet, then toxic hunger will stop. And the vicious cycle of overeating and binge eating will stop.
Why? Because high nutrient foods help the body to detoxify easily. These foods also lower inflammation!
Since the body won't have to waste energy on clearing out the toxic compounds from the last meal we just ate, it will have more energy to expend upon clearing out metabolic waste that's part of its everyday work, ultimately leading us to better health.
You wont find most people with food addictions and overeating on brocoli, carrots, or lettuce. Why? Because these foods are high in nutrients and fiber, leaving us feeling full after consume them.
Foods high in fiber and nutrients and low in empty calories, are what we should aim to eat every day.
Best Foods to Eat to combat Toxic Hunger
Below is a list of the best foods to eat to overcome food addictions and overeating, ultimately leading to weight loss, improved diabetes symptoms and better health:
1. Bread high in Nutrients & fiber
Bread was a staple for thousands of years. Societies often survived on bread alone. Proper bread should make us feel full (without having to eat to eat too much) and satisfied. Proper bread has the potential to provide up to 70% of our daily nutrient requirement.
Fiber adds bulk to food and slows down transit through the digestive tract. Fiber from real food (not supplements or added fiber) makes us feel full.
One of the highest sources of insoluble fiber is actually wheat bran found in wholegrain bread. (However, be sure to consume wheat bran in the form of wholegrain bread not as a supplement. )
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2) Vegetables and Fruit
Vegetables and fruits are high in nutrients and fiber, helping us feel full and giving our body the nutrients needed for detoxification.
3) Water does a body good
Sometime thirst is mistaken for hunger. Drinking enough water throughout the day will keep us hydrated, preventing this problem.
4) Eat a Proper Breakfast:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If we dont eat a healthy breakfast and choose coffee and a donut, we'll be setting ourselves up for failure and it will trigger toxic hunger symptoms.
The Talmud extols the virtues of eating what's called Pat Shacharit, or Morning Bread in English. The Talmud explains that there are 83 diseases that start in the digestive system and spread to the rest of the body. These 83 ailments all have the same root cause and are cured by eating bread in the morning.
The bread should be sprinkled with salt and accompanied with water to drink.
Upon arising I drink 1-2 cups of water and then I proceed to drink green tea (with cistus) and then I eat 1-2 slices of bread not necessarily immediately - I often wait 1-2 hours. But whatever works for you.
5) HERBS THAT HELP CLEANSE OUT THE COLON
When trying to combat toxic hunger and food cravings Its important to cleanse out the colon to start with a clean slate. Bad bacteria and yeast in the gut fuel our toxic hunger symptoms. Yeast like candida live off of sugars and processed foods.
When we cleanse the colon periodically, we are removing toxins, bad bacteria, and yeast.
The make up of the bacteria in our colon controls and regulates our digestive hormones and tells us when to feel hungry or full. You are less likely to have cravings when you are feeling satiated. But A decline in the diversity and types of good bacteria in our gut is associated with hunger.
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Our Weight Loss Support Tea also cleanses out the digestive tract and rejuvenates the gut. A healthy digestive system is key to losing weight. This tea helps to reduce inflammation.
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