The Little Known Reason We Get Addicted to Processed Foods
Ever wonder why most of us can relate to downing a whole bag of Doritos in no time flat…but we never seem to fall into a kale addiction or summer squash overeating binge?
Well, the average person may not know the brain science behind food addictions, but the food scientists have it all figured out.
In fact, companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars studying our behaviors and how our brain works to influence our behaviors.
In this short video I share an industry insider secret which explains exactly why some processed foods are dangerously addictive and how to avoid the foods that have the highest addictive ratings out there.
Quick Point Summary
1. Processed foods with many added flavors (think high sugar and sodium) confuse and disrupt the process of the hypothalamus to trigger appropriate hormones to be produced in response to our eating.
2. Leptin, in particular, is an important hormone that gives us the feeling of fullness, triggers us to stop eating and turns on fat metabolism. There are many factors that can contribute to leptin not working or not being produced in our body.
Eating something that has extreme amounts of a specific taste, or even worse – extreme amounts of multiple tastes at once (think spaghetti sauce that has tons of sugar added to it) – is one cause of the proper production of leptin getting warbled.
3. The simple solution is to move your diet more and more toward whole, real foods. Easier said than done for many of us though.
That’s why you’ll want to keep your eye open for free video trainings coming out shortly and the live running of my signature course being announced soon.
As a busy mom, the transformation of your diet and health doesn’t happen in a bubble, so when you and your family need to move into a healthier direction with the foods you eat and the way you care for your health- you’ll need specific steps and processes that take into account the life you live and that set you up for success every step of the way.
I’d love to know, do you find yourself struggling with food additions, binging or out of control eating? What kinds of foods does this normally happen with? When in your day does it normally happen?