A Diet high in carbohydrates triggers our master hormone leptin to become severely dis regulated. Blood sugar surges (after consuming heavy carb foods) lead to leptin surges and ultimately to leptin resistance, in which leptin signaling is no longer effectively heard by the brain. This sends a message of “starvation”to the hypothalamus which then reacts promptly with increases in appetite or cravings and inspires unhealthy “binge” eating.
So carbohydrates is what causes the cravings to “pig out”, not protein or fat ….:(