Research shows that some food manufacturers combine fat, sugar and salt to stimulate ‘reward centres’ in the brain, causing addiction just as tobacco does. We then crave these foods and can't stop eating them even when we're full. Sound familiar?
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Read about Dr David Kessler's research at:
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Read this book or listen to the audio book because it will really open up your eyes about how the use of high fat, high sugar and high salt foods in the food industry/processed foods is re-wiring our brains. I've lost 68 lbs. thanks to Dr. Kessler, SparkPeople, Leslie Sansone, and Dr. Oz. Dr. Kessler taught me ways to avoid certain foods until I have overcome my craving for them.
This book helped me Make Rules for myself in order to avoid highly palatable foods and their triggers. If you eat these foods and feel like it's getting out of control you are probably a hyperconditioned eater like me. Sample rules: "I don't eat french fries. I don't eat ice cream."
Try using a straw to sip your water. Those wide extra long straws used for milkshakes work wonderfully. I get a thrill knowing that a tool created by the fast food industry to trick me to drink more sugary shakes/soda faster can now do the same magic with my healthy lemon spiked water. That in itself motivates me to get in my daily water.
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