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6/23/13 5:45 P

I haven't checked into David Kessler's book yet but I have to say I disagree that nothing satisfies people like us except food. I think we seek out food to replace something missing from our lives and then I think food takes on a life of it's own. I also think a person can be addicted to food, or maybe it's to the additives, preservatives and stuff in food. Maybe part of the problem with the whole issue is that we all have different reasons and triggers that set us off. I do know that sometimes food has an insatiable hold on me and sometimes, depending on moods and how hard I fight it, I can win. I also know it's a harder fight than anything else I've ever had to contend with.

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5/5/13 11:04 P

If only reading, watching, listening, nagging, etc., worked, think of all the years of solutions being cast out there, yet more millions are overweight than ever!! People like us find satisfaction from food, that we can't get from any person, place, thing, etc. No amount of true love can even stop overeating, there is alot more to it. Obsessive behavior, mental, it is alot of different things combined. Kessler is another dude making money off of poor people searching for some kind of fix.

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5/5/13 11:03 P

Thanks, I'll watch it

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5/5/13 10:05 P

"The science behind it is un- assailable in my opinion..."

The science I have seen has said that food cannot be an addiction. It's like saying you are addicted to air, water, or sleep.

You may have a behavioral addiction/process addiction...but as far as chemical addictions to food that lead to predictable and measurable withdrawal, I have never seen any credible science supporting that. It's more like an addiction to gambling, the internet, or sex...which are all behavioral/process addictions.

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5/5/13 9:53 P

That was great - very informative. Thanks for the link.

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5/5/13 11:17 A

this video is a must watch...

I read the book by Dr David Kessler, The End Of Overeating and it is a 5 star book.

Former head of the FDA goes into fantastic detail how the food industry uses salt, sugar, fat to manipulate your cravings and actually create addiction. The science behind it is un- assailable in my opinion...

The video is a brief overview that explains it pretty well.... worth the watch if you really want to understand how food affects you.

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