I Can’t control my appetite: Science says Blame it on the brain

The brain may say "Keep Eating"

The brain may say “Keep Eating”

I can’t control my appetite: This is a common complaint from those who have tried to eat less put still cannot stop overeating. There have been many theories as to why it is so hard to control how much we eat but it was not until brain imagery came along that science really understood what was behind the problem. If you are one of the millions saying “I can’t control my appetite” you should not blame yourself

 

How the brain controls the appetite

 

The hippocampus section of the brain is largely responsible for appetite and overeating, there are many who have tried but simply cannot control how much they eat, there are many things that effect the hippocampus but just some of the events that cause this brain section to go wrong is stress, abuse(verbal,sexual,physical,emotional)divorce,lonely,bad marriage or a stressful job. It is a fact that most problems with overeating are related to emotional stresses, prior or current. What you eat can also influence this part of the brain. This is why it is crucial that a person who has a food addiction or a problem with constant snacking use the appropriate diet. If you are one of the many saying “I can’t control my appetite” do not blame yourself.

 

The failure of the typical diet

 

The typical diet cannot help a person who snacks constantly or has a food addiction, a typical diet does not address the brain hippocampus. This is also why willpower has been a complete failure for those who simple try to eat less, trying to eat less does not work. Will power does not address the brain. It is amazing what science research can teach us. The nasty comments from people who do not understand overeating are now shown to be fully unwarranted and just plain mean.

 

If you have struggled with constant snacking or are one of the many saying I can’t control my appetite please understand only a diet created for food addiction proves successful

See here Diet for Food addiction

 

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