Controlling Sugar Cravings & Metabolism with Science-Based Tools

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I explain how to blunt sugar cravings through fundamental knowledge of how sugar is sensed, metabolized, and utilized within the body. I explain how sugar is processed through the digestive tract and nervous system and how both the taste and nutritive components of sugar can lead to specific appetite changes and cravings. I discuss the connection between sugar, dopamine, and cravings and outline many tools to curb sugar cravings, specifically craving highly processed refined sugars.

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Timestamps

  • 00:00:00 Sugar & Physiology
  • 00:02:25 The Brain-Body Contract
  • 00:03:13 Thesis, AG1 (Athletic Greens), InsideTracker
  • 00:07:40 Sugar & the Brain
  • 00:10:06 Appetite & Hormones: Ghrelin & Insulin
  • 00:14:17 Glucose & Brain Function
  • 00:24:19 Glucose & Physical Activity
  • 00:26:16 Fructose vs. Glucose
  • 00:32:41 When to Eat High-Sugar Foods?
  • 00:35:01 Sugar’s Taste vs. Nutritive Pathways, Sugar Cravings
  • 00:41:46 Tool: Sugar & the Dopamine, Pleasure – Pain Dichotomy
  • 00:48:43 Subconscious Sugar Circuits, Hidden Sugars in Food
  • 00:58:03 Glucose Metabolism in the Brain
  • 01:03:00 Tool: Glycemic Index, Blunting Sugar Cravings
  • 01:12:08 Sugary Drinks, Highly Refined Sugars
  • 01:14:33 Artificial Sweeteners
  • 01:22:36 ADHD, Omega-3s
  • 01:30:18 Tools: Reduce Sugar Cravings with EPA Omega-3s & Glutamine
  • 01:35:15 Tool: Blunt Sugar Peaks & Craving with Lemon Juice
  • 01:43:09 Tool: Reduce Sugar Cravings & Spikes with Cinnamon
  • 01:45:10 Berberine, Sustained Low Blood Glucose Levels
  • 01:51:24 Tool: Sleep & Sugar Cravings
  • 01:56:33 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify, Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, Thorne, Neural Network Newsletter