If addictions do reappear-in the form of food obsessions and cravings-you're probably
indulging too much in the foods that got you into trouble to begin with. The vicious cycle of
hyperinsulinism and resultant low blood-sugar levels, combined with the possibility of specific
food allergies or intolerances, can create an addictive situation. When you go back to bread, fruit
or fermented foods, you may suddenly discover that you must have these foods, that no day or
meal feels right without them. Observe yourself carefully. You are engaged in a real battle for
self-control as your defenses crumble. You'll notice that the need that develops is genuinely
physical. It isn't simply that you know pasta tastes good, and you'd like to have it. No, your body
absolutely roars with anxiety and passion for that pasta. You are under its spell. When this
happens, you'll know.
Such addictions aren't shameful; they're physical, biochemical, metabolic-and that's precisely
why you must avoid them. Most of you already know that for a significant portion of your life,
excessive quantities of carbohydrates have been stronger than you. Don't trifle with them now. As soon as you suspect your carbohydrate cravings are returning, you are confronted with a
true health emergency that demands immediate action. You must cure them by returning to the
Induction phase for several days until you get your cravings under control.