junk food addiction

WHY YOU ARE ADDICTED TO JUNK FOOD AND
HOW TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION

Oreo Addiction

Hans Braxmeier – Neu-Ulm/Deutschland – Pixabay

I’ll admit it.  My name is Russell Schierling and I am a CARBAHOLIC.  The truth is, I could probably sit down and devour a whole package of Oreos before I even realized I just made myself sick. This is because, according to Connecticut College’s professor of neuroscience Joseph Schroeder, “High-fat, high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do. It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them“.  

I am sort of like that “dry alcoholic“.  As long as I never touch it, I don’t really crave it.  But give me that first Oreo (or doughnut, or bite of cheesecake, or whatever) and I want more.  And the more that I want is not just here-and-now today.  I promise that I’ll want it tomorrow as well.  It’s the nature of an addiction. The more you eat, the more you want.  This is why you will almost never see me eating desert or junk — I can’t afford to ignite those cravings!

Using modern medical technology, Schroeder and his team at CC proved that Oreo Cookies (admit it —- you can’t eat just one yourself) actually activate a greater number of neurons that either cocaine or heroin / morphine.  Stop and re-read that sentence and let the magnitude of it sink in.  Here is the thing —- you already knew this!  Otherwise, pushing away from the table, saying no to junk, LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING IN GREAT SHAPE would be so simple that everyone would be jumping on the bandwagon.  Instead, if you count those who are SKINNY FAT, we are a society where nearly 4 of 5 adults are either OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT.  For those of you who have done everything but still can’t lose the weight, be sure and take a look at THIS POST.

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