The #1 reason for your spare tire? Can drug addiction explain obesity? Fake foods, as addictive as street drugs, overwhelm your willpower.

The FOOD ADDICTION TEST: 1) Stop eating your usual foods 2) Replace with non-addictive foods that contain no chemicals that stimulate your brain chemicals like dopamine – see videos and info below 3) Do you feel horrible, have headaches, and become irritable … even though these foods are healthier? 4) If yes, you are possibly eating foods that are highly addictive 5) You will experience a period of withdrawal as your brain and hormones normalize.

I gave up white sugar (apart from in the few processed foods – bread etc. that I still eat) 4 years ago. It was difficult – it is an addiction – but I used honey to help with the cold turkey to supplement the fresh fruit which gives me my needed sugars. The transition took about 3 months, and the craving pangs got further and further apart and finally stopped altogether after a year.

90% of the food Americans purchase is processed junk food! No wonder the U.S. has a health crisis looming. The #1 source of calories in America: soda with HFCS. You will not solve your weight issues long-term without understanding the power of modern food addiction.

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Lab animals were willing to endure electric shocks to continue eating cheeseburgers, cookies, cakes, and french fries. When the junk food was replaced with healthy food, they starved themselves to death.

Which foods are addicting and making you fat? This lecture is the best information on YouTube (801,000 views). Robert Lustig, MD, is a brilliant, well trained physician, on the front lines of research and treatment of childhood obesity at a leading research hospital (UCSF). The lecture is long, but the science and information are excellent.

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics, Endrocrinologist (hormone specialist), explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. He is a doctor in the childhood obesity clinic at a leading research hospital. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public.
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Which foods are addictive? Neal Barnard, MD – which foods are addictive, and how they change your brain chemistry.

Neal Barnard, MD, has good information on how chemicals in food effect your brain chemistry. To give you some perspective on the video, he is supportive of a vegan lifestyle.
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Notice the spike in DOPAMINE – the “feel good” brain chemical – equal to amphetamines.

Addictive foods have a powerful effect on your brain – similar to cocaine or heroin. In simple terms – they destroy your “OFF-SWITCH”. In scientific terms – they are powerful dopamine stimulants – thus making us feel good.

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This sounds like an addiction … you want to change, but you are not able or willing to give up your drug.