Carbs – more addictive than Cocaine?
Front Squat 3-3-3-3
Four rounds for time of:
20 mountain climbers (2 count)
10 burpee box jumps (20 in)In 2007, researchers at the University of Bordeaux, France, reported that when rats were allowed to choose between a calorie-free sweetener and intravenous cocaine, 94 percent preferred the sugar substitute. (Norma, thanks for the article). The funny thing is that “carbohydrates are ‘a nutrient for which humans have no absolute requirement.'” Something that Gary Taubes has been preaching since publishing his Good Calories, Bad Calories.
Well, given that this is the first time ever that I’ve been sugar free for more than about a day, I’d have to agree with the rats… my carb cravings have been major since this past Saturday… it certainly feels like I need them. Although I’m starting to come through that now… it hasn’t been easy. How about you? If you’re in our Whole Life Challenge, give us a quick check-in in comments. How’s it going so far? How’s your daily food consumption changed? How about your awareness about habits and/or food? Lets hear about it!