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Breaking Old Bad Habits Part 1

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 03/29/2021

It’s time to get started breaking those old bad habits!

Timestamps

0:00 Old bad habits

1:35 What’s your bad habit?

2:47 What happens when you consume carbs out of habit

4:17 What you can do if you’re addicted to carbs

6:11 Bulletproof your immune system *free course!

In this video, I want to cover how to break bad habits related to diet or exercise. Bad habits typically start out very pleasurable, but then they become very uncomfortable and can even cause pain.

Questions to ask yourself:

• What’s your worst routine or habit?

• What’s your willingness to change on a scale of 0-10?

• What do you feel is right about eating carbs? Do they make you happy, feel good, relaxed, or is it more fulfilling?

When you consume carbs out of habit, you’re bouncing between dopamine (pleasure sensation) and serotonin (happy sensation). When you consume carbs, you’re satisfying the withdrawal symptoms of these receptors.

But, these carbohydrate cravings are very unnatural. They’re developed over time with certain chemical changes that happen in the body. You can even become addicted to these carbs.

What you can do if you’re addicted to carbs:

1. Decide to make a change

2. Change your routine

3. Get rid of distractions

4. Push through discomfort

5. Increase more dietary fat

6. Take B vitamins (especially vitamin B1)

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