For sometime I have wanted to share a little more about what is happening to our food before we go to purchase it. As you all are aware a lot of our food is changing and certainly becoming less nutritious all the time. But now I want to share another aspect food addiction and what is happening to our brains.
Master-Trainer Tim Brown says… “Food addiction is more of a problem than most of us realize, or at least bigger than I ever thought…
Recent studies have shown that food can trigger the same “pleasure” centres in your brain as addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin. When these “pleasure” centres are activated they stimulate the release of dopamine, which can override other signals like fullness and satisfaction. Long story short, some of the foods that you may be eating are actually forcing you to feel the need to eat more, even when you’re not hungry! Although this undoubtedly plays a big role in the rising obesity rate around the world, the thing that actually caught me off guard is the number of “normal-weight” people that struggle with food addiction.
For most of us it’s hard enough to motivate ourselves to stick with a strict exercise and nutrition program, but this is just the icing on the cake when your brain is actually fighting against you…. Yes, I’m saying that might be out of your control when the whole bag of chips, or entire package of snack size candy bars, vanishes before your eyes.
Food addiction is definitely a growing problem, but it’s definitely not the only bad “lifestyle” habit that’s easy to pick up and really tough to get rid of. Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy to pick up good habits?”
I have to agree with Tim and never have felt stronger about how essential it is to be adding the right nutrition to your daily regime.
What I personally know is when I found the right blend of nutrition for my body most to all cravings were gone and the desire to over eat dissipated. So I’m here to say, it can be done.
Your future health is in your hands – choose well!
Judy and the LCA Team