Would you rather give up carbs or Instagram? | The Tylt

Would you rather give up carbs or Instagram?

Launched in 2010, Instagram is a social media juggernaut, with 800 million users as of September 2017. But the app is so wildly popular that some experts actually think it's addictive. Between FOMO (fear of missing out) and the dopamine high you get from likes on your pics, users can't stop checking it. But is the 'gram harder to resist than a freshly toasted bagel or deep dish pizza? Many millennials think saying no to carbs is way harder than putting the phone down. What's more addictive?📱🍞

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A May 2017 study conducted by United Kingdom's Royal Society for Public Health asked 1,479 people aged 14–24 to rate social media platforms depending on anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image. The study concluded that Instagram was "worst for young mental health." Croissants and toast have never bullied ANYONE.

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And unlike bread, social media is DESIGNED to be addictive.

You know when you open Instagram or Twitter and it takes a few moments to load updates? That's no accident. Again, the expectation is part of what makes intermittent variable rewards so addictive. This is because, without that three-second delay, Instagram wouldn't feel variable. There's no sense of will I win? because you'd know instantly. So the delay isn't the app loading. It's the cogs spinning on the slot machine.
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But this Chicago weight-loss expert claims carbs are as addictive as any drug, and lays out some signs of addiction:

You couldn't even imagine a life without pasta, soda or candy. You might use the word "love" when you refer to certain refined or sugar foods. "I love pasta." "I love cookies."

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You have a hard time just having one. Whether it's candy, cookies, pastries or jelly beans, stopping is always the hardest part. In fact, it's not unusual to eat to the point of feeling sick.
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Dr. Oz claims the hit of dopamine we get from eating refined carbohydrates is no different than the ones we get from drugs (or Instagram).

Ever wonder why white carbs are so addictive? It has to do with chemicals that travel from the stomach to the part of the brain where you produce dopamine, a hormone and neurotransmitter that affects the brain’s pleasure and reward centers. Once these areas of the brain are stimulated, you’ll keep on wanting more of the addictive substance, whether it’s alcohol, drugs or carbs.
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Would you rather give up carbs or Instagram?
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#CarbsAreCrack
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