Have you heard many people say they’re addicted to food? Or addicted to sugar? Chocolate? Various other foods?
Have you thought you were, too?
Maybe you’ve read that sugar is supposedly addictive because it lights up your brain’s reward center the same way that cocaine does. The truth is that there are all kinds of wonderful things that light up your brain’s so-called reward center. Like falling in love or listening to music. Lighting up your brain is NOT evidence that something is addictive.
In recent years, there have been a lot of studies on the subject. In this episode, I discuss some of them and their conclusions.
But more importantly, we talk about these questions:
What exactly do you get from believing you’re addicted to food or sugar anyway?
Why would you want to believe it?
Should you give up eating sugar?
LISTEN below to learn how believing you’re addicted affects your ability to address your weight issues. And what you can do that will actually help you develop a peaceful relationship with food and eating.
I’m opening the doors to my Weight Loss for Foodies group program in early January, and if you want to be notified--without obligation--sign up at the link below.
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I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.