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I am an Emotional Eater, What can Help?

The brain is too strong to stop emotional eating with will power says Doctors

The brain is too strong to stop emotional eating with will power says Doctors

I am an emotional eater, what can help? This was the latest email that we received Friday from a woman in her late 30’s. It is very important to understand that the brain is very much involved in every aspect of our eating habits, in fact, the root cause of all overeating stems from changes in the brain related to stresses. This is where we get the term emotional eater, the fact of the matter is that stresses effect our emotions and this is where the brain tries to help by seeking food.

 

Overweight, sad, stress, food

 

Biologically the brain can help you when your mood is down, very stressful events such as arguments,worries or even a frustrating relationship causes brain changes which signal the need to relieve the stresses. Emotions are powerful and can lead to a very unhealthy cycle of stress related overeating, this can cause obesity and other health complications. The brain chooses food as the method of relief. The stomach may influence the brain by releasing hormones, says Lukas Van Oudenhove, M.D one of the study authors and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leuven, in Belgium. If you are an emotional eater it is important to know that this is your body’s attempt to help lift your mood but it is not a healthy solution and needs to be addressed.

 

The failure of willpower

 

The study in Belgium showed just how powerful the effects of food was on the mood, the in take of chocolate or fatty foods had an almost drug like effect in addressing the emotions, will power is not strong enough to fight this effect. Do not blame yourself for emotion type eating, will power cannot stop this. What was even more amazing from the European study was the fact that sadness from just a picture ( such as a disaster or crying people) caused the brain to response by calming the sadness after ingesting fatty food. We can clearly see that stresses from jobs,divorces, or loss of life can cause uncontrollable eating in an emotional eater. The Food Addiction diet is the number one diet used over 10 countries, it was created by brain researchers to stop all overeating.

See here Take back control of what you eat

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What can help overeating? A surprising connection

An addiction to food is real and strong

An addiction to food is real and strong

What can help overeating? The answer has been very clear on this site that only a diet created for overeaters will work and this is why we have helped so many people stop addictions to sugar,carbs,fats, and just about all other foods. In this post we will look at more compelling research from scientists who show clearly what can help stop overeating.

 

The lack of control over how much you eat can be a life long struggle, it is becoming clearer today that many people suffer from food addictions, brain imaging has shown us that food addictions are 100 percent real and must be addressed. The abuse of any food is not healthy but sugar, artificial sweeteners,carbs,junk food are strongly additive, it can take control of your life. What you don’t want is to become a slave to the “Don’t”, the don’t are when you “force yourself” not to eat something, this is will power and it will fail. What can help overeating? First understand that an addiction to food is real and it is based on brain chemistry, never blame yourself, an addiction to food is no different than any other addiction.

 

 

An addiction is an addiction

 

Researchers in England showed us some fascinating research on food addictions and how we can learn from people with alcohol addiction, Sally Marlow is an alcohol addiction researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and her work with food addiction shows us that there is a common link with all addictions.

 

She stated “As an alcoholic I would go to different areas to buy my alcohol so people wouldn’t recognize me, but I’d also go to different newsagents to buy chocolate so they wouldn’t recognize me.

 

“Sneaking it into the house, not wanting people to see, hiding food, like an alcoholic hiding bottles, hiding empties.” The connection is that an addiction is an addiction.

What can help overeating? The problem is both emotional and physical, this issue is addressed in the Food Addiction Diet report. When you learn that overeating is not your fault but it is caused by emotional and physical factors you are on the right track, only a diet that addresses all these factors can stop the problem, this solution has worked in thousands worldwide

See here Take back control of what you eat

 

 

 

I am addicted to Soda(Coke Coca Cola)…Here’s why

How the Food makers hook you on Soda

How the Food makers hook you on Soda

I am addicted to soda (Coke) is something that millions of people battle with everyday, there is a very good scientific reason for this addiction which creates billions of dollars for the soft drink makers. We speak of Coke(coca cola) but in reality this applies to all sodas that are consumed today. The key word is “drug”, food can be used as a drug in the body and this can create addictions. “I am addicted to soda” If you are wondering why the answer is in the can.

 

 

While you were asleep the soda changed

 

Those who wonder how soda suddenly became a bad guy after 100 years on the market must understand how the food manufacturers change their ingredients without alerting the public, often these changes are based on money. In the food industry it is a known trade secret that certain ingredients have an addictive effects if consumed in large enough quantities, these hidden addictive chemicals will have you coming back for more of the product. Please put nothing pass the big food makers when it comes to making money. “I am addicted to soda” It was a phrase hardly heard in the 1950’s but it is common today, the addiction stems from something called high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

 

HFCS: The way to keep them coming back

 

High fructose corn syrup is a drug like ingredients and it is included in every can or bottle of soda (and Snapple) today. This chemical is very sweet and is used sometimes with sugar. Here are the facts of this chemical, it changes the brain so you eat more food and want more soda.

 

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), scientists used magnetic resonance imaging to reveal that HFCS (in all Sodas) cause more hunger and more thirst, the more you drink the more you need. The brain was literally changed!

 

According to Dr. Robert Sherwin, chief of endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine“As a result( of consuming HFCS), the desire to eat continues — it isn’t turned off.”

 

I am addicted to Soda(Coke)

 

The researchers saw these changes in the hypothalamus, insula, and striatum, which are regions of the brain that regulate appetite, motivation, and reward processing, in addition to increasing connections in certain brain pathways linked to feeling full.

The breaking of these addictions is not cured by switch to Splenda, Equal or Sweet and low, these are also poisons that cause cancers and other health problems.

The ending of Soda and all food addictions can only be solved with a diet created to stop these addictions. See here  Food and Soda addiction stopper in 10 countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Dieting but so hungry: What to do about this

How to stop the pain

How to stop the pain

“Dieting but so hungry” is a situation that many find themselves in and there is a scientific explanation as to why you have this problem. Once you get familiar with how hunger works you will be well on your way to reversing this problem. The area of the brain that controls appetite (hypothalamus and the hippocampus )are involved in hunger. If you are dieting but still so hungry (or just starting a new diet) this article will try to help you understand the process.

 

There are brain neurons that are involved with appetite, there are also hormones like insulin and leptin which can help you control hunger, when the body is operating perfectly(rarely) we have no trouble controlling our appetite but this is not the case when on a diet. When you diet there is a complex system of hormones and brain neurons that all interact and the bottom line is you stay famished. Diets do not work in over 80% of people because they are based on the false premise of “just lowering carbs, calories or sugar”, this will eventually lead to the “dieting but so hungry” feeling that we all get.

 

When you can diet and still keep your hormones balanced you do not get hunger pains This is why the a diet in Europe works for so many, it was created for diabetics but it is now the number one European diet for people without diabetes

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The pain and irritation of dieting

 

‘If you diet and lose fat, your leptin levels drop and that is like switching on an alarm in the brain,’ says Professor O’Rahilly professor of clinical biochemistry and medicine at Cambridge University

‘The brain then makes you feel hungry, signaling that you must find food and consume calories immediately”

 

The pain and irritation starts in your brain not in your stomach, that hunger feeling is caused by the brain triggering the release of a hormone called ghrelin, as we can see there is a complex working of hormones and brain chemistry when trying to stop a food addiction or simply trying to diet. Diets cause hormones to go crazy and this is why so many people fail, this is why will power is also a completely failure. You may stop eating for a while but the diet will eventually fail.

 

The good news

 

There right way to lose weight with a diet created for food addictions, this diet is based on science to eliminates hunger pain and the dieting but so hungry feeling.

See here  dieting and Hungry

 

 

How to break sugar addiction

Only a diet created for Sugar addiction can stop this craving

Only a diet created for Sugar addiction can stop this craving

Sugar addiction is not reversed with will power, do not let anyone fool you into thinking that this problem can be solved with the “I think I can” approach. This site has shown thousands that the true causes of being sugar addicted (or food) is related to the brain. This is supported by tons of neurological studies. When you learn the secret you will see how to break a sugar addiction. It is also important to understand that much of your failed efforts to stop eating is not your fault according to brain researchers..

The brain wants what the brain wants

Brain changes can cause addictions, this is not something that is easily reversed, the changes in the brain can start from childhood or adulthood. Emotional stresses are the triggers that create the majority of food addictions. The lack of understanding of this fact has caused countless of thousands to feel ashamed at their lack of will power. Those who have a difficulty controlling the appetite are often hardest on themselves, it may seem like an area in their lives where they have no control. You may be super successful as a mom, dad, student or business person but you still cannot get a handle on the food problem. How to break a sugar addiction? First we must start in the brain, this sweetener is powerfully addictive, it is as strong as cocaine according to European researchers.

       Magalie Lenoir, Fuschia Serre, Lauriane Cantin, Serge H. Ahmed

University Bordeaux 2, Université Bordeaux 1, CNRS, UMR 5227, Bordeaux, France

In a recent study rats were given a choice between sugar water and cocaine, and 94% them chose sugar. Even the rats that had previously been addicted to cocaine switched to the sugar once it was a choice.

Both the sugar and cocaine were found to be highly addictive, both activated a section of the brain that caused them to become addicted. Can will power stop a cocaine user? No, it cannot, so why should will power be able to a sugar addiction?

This is why dieting has been a failure for so many, just counting calories or trying to use will power is no match for the brain. You can want to eat less or stop eating a certain food but this is no comparison to the brain desires. Studies show that over 85% of diets are a complete failure, it is not your fault. We have shown that only a diet created for food addictions can stop overeating. This diet has now been used in 7 countries to stop overeating or break sugar addiction.

See here Sugar addiction diet

3 reasons Why “I Can’t control my appetite”

How emotional stress causes overeating

How emotional stress causes overeating

There are millions who live each day saying  “I can’t control my appetite”, they have a hard time getting under control how much they eat no matter how hard they try. Science has revealed some very interesting information that reveals what may have set a person up for a problem with the food relationship. There are factors that may have been beyond your control that caused the brain to change. If you are saying “I can’t control my appetite” science researchers have pinpointed at least 3 things that may have disrupted your brain

 

1. Bullying: Were you bullied in school or by others(included family) when you were a child? Bullying has a deep emotional effect on the hippocampus portion of the brain. This is the same part of the brain that effects appetite and satiety from eating, this is deeply revealing, we have seen so many who were never the same after bullying. In fact, binge eating, overeating, food addictions and bulimia are all related to brain changes from emotional stress. Those who admit “I can’t control my appetite” are closer on the road to healing.

 

 

 

2. Child abuse: The abuses on a child whether physical,sexual or verbal leave scars that go well beyond the abuses. Studies in Europe(Berlin) show that over-eaters were more than 300% more likely to have been victims of a traumatic childhood. The effects of hurting a child continue well into adulthood. Adults must understand the deep damage that they do to a young person when they abuse the child. A child id defenseless and usually turns on themselves by overeating or harming themselves.

 

3. Divorce or Bad relationship: Living in a bad relationship as an adult causes deep emotional damages that can effect appetite. The links between emotional stress and appetite are well founded by researchers. The University of California showed the link

UCSF Health Psychology Program “Increases in negative mood in response to the stressors were also significantly related to greater food consumption. These results suggest that psychophysiological response to stress may influence subsequent eating behavior. Over time, these alterations could impact both weight and health”

 

As we can see “I can’t control my appetite” has much more to do with emotional factors than it has to do with will power. The brain in very fragile and many things can set you up for a food addiction or a problem controlling the appetite. This is why a typical diet does not work for a person with a problem overeating.   Click here Brain and Diet

 

More stress…More overeating

Stress,Emotions and Overeating connected

Stress,Emotions and Overeating connected

Stress is a leading cause of overeating. Researchers in New Castle revealed that people who have a hard time controlling their appetite are under more stressful situations. With the growth of food addictions in the United States and much of the West researchers are looking for ways to combat the increasing problem. We have stated on this site that emotional stress and overeating go hand in hand.

The diet lies

People who have a problem controlling their appetite are often met with nasty comments or stares from others who do not understand the emotional links to the condition. We have documented on this site the nasty comments from people who just do not understand the brain’s role in those lack of the appetite. Sadly those who do not understand food addictions will always offer the same failed solution which they claim as dieting. Dieting does not work for food addiction, this is not an excuse it is the scientific truth. Many food addictions and problems with food start without us knowing it. The are rooted in emotional issues. Often we have no clue where the problem began. It is critical to know this

Guilt

Guilt is still the most difficult emotion that people who have a problem with appetite control experience. After eating too much there can be a deep depression and a feeling of low self worth. This is because we blame ourselves for not having the self control to stop eating. We are actually shifting the blame to ourselves the same way those who do not understand the condition. This can lead to more stress and more overeating.

Stop the emotional eating on your own in private See here  Stop emotional eating