Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t stop eating? Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t ingest enough sugar? Have you ever felt out of control when it came to weight loss and maintenance? Have you ever experienced the yo-yo syndrome? To a certain point we have all experienced all of the above.
Considering that your brain controls more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses, it’s not unrealistic that optimizing your brain, improving your memory and avoid nerve irritability might be a good start on your quest to lose weight. “Control the brain and control your addiction.” Today’s nutritional products on our local supermarkets are filled with addicting chemicals, making such foods completely void of nutrition and incredibly addicting. While addiction eventually affects your body, it all starts with the brain.
The function of the synapse is to transfer electric activity (information) from one cell to another. The transfer can be from nerve to nerve (neuro-neuro), or nerve to muscle (neuro-myo). The region between the pre- and postsynaptic membrane is very narrow, only 30-50 nm.
Those addicting chemicals affect your nervous system, confuse your rational thinking, and make it almost impossible for you to react rationally towards nutrition… well, actually towards almost anything. So as you can see your insatiable desire for food, your inability to control yourself in front of any sweets, pastas, and snacks, might just NOT be your fault.
The first step in being able to control our addiction to food is to optimize the brain, clear our thoughts and control our impulses. Once that balancing of more than 100 billion nerves takes place, rational eating patterns become easier to adapt to in our daily nutrition. Our bodies become influenced by different foods and begin to respond to weight loss and develop healthier cravings.
Cravings are the body telling you what nutrition it needs to survive daily, however if the food you eat has addicting chemicals, the addiction overrides the necessary nutrition and replaces such cravings towards the most powerful “food drug” addiction.
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