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Science Explains Why We Overeat (and How to Stop It)
So this lil video VAGUELY resembles the theory and reasoning behind eating ‘like a caveman’ a.k.a. the Paleolithic diet. Hmm…
Science Explains Why We Overeat (and How to Stop It): “Overeating is a huge problem, even for healthy people, but the solution is more complicated than just putting the fork down. Your willpower is limited, and the mechanisms that make us overeat are hardwired, as this video explains. All is not lost, however.
This video from ASAP Science explains the science behind why we overeat—namely that when your stomach is empty, Ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone, is released and tells your brain to eat. Normally, when you’re full, your body releases another hormone called Leptin, which kills your appetite. It’s not that this mechanism is broken in modern humans: The theory is that high energy (fatty, sugary, carb-loaded) foods used to be scarce and our bodies are biologically wired to crave them when they’re available, overwhelming our body’s natural hungry/full response. Since we can get them all the time now, we want them all the time.
It’s not a perfect theory, and ASAP Science cites some of the studies used for the case at the link below, but it makes some sense—especially when you consider the impact widely-available unhealthy food has (compared to healthy ones) on us. So how do we fight back? Like we said, willpower is limited, so bolster it by ditching the junk and rebooting your diet. Surrounding yourself with the good stuff will make sure you eat the good stuff. Also, take it slow and make smart, sensible changes that make it easy to stick to your plan. You’re building a new, healthy you, not ‘dieting.’
The Science of Appetite - Beating Overeating | YouTube”
Analyzing The Recent JAMA Study: “In the comments of the study, it was stated ‘This study challenges the notion that a calorie is a calorie’ (Ludwig, 2012). This is the biggest take away in my opinion. This study shows that it is not as easy as counting calories and the mechanisms behind the obesity epidemic are much more complicated than most people think. In my opinion, the data in this study shows a low-carb diet to be more effective at decreasing the risk of heart disease, regulating appetite, and maintaining weight loss”
Converts to the trending paleolithic diet say the eating habits of our caveman ancestors, along with exercising and getting enough sleep, will keep your body running smoothly well into your golden years.
One of the MOST common questions I get and see goes something like this, “What’s a good Paleo protein powder?” or “What protein powder do you recommend?” Well folks, here I am, once again ‘raining on your parade’. Now granted in some situations – few and rare – a protein powder and/or liquid meal may have a place; but for the general population that’s Crossfitting, going jogging, lifting weights, etc these magic powders are not all they’re ‘shook’ up to be and in every case REAL FOOD is always the BEST choice!
I understand dieting. I do. I also understand eating in a modified fashion (eg. Paleo/low carb/low fat). I get it. I get counting calories, I get counting protein. I get abstaining from alcohol and soda and sugar and wheat. I do. I get it. I used to weigh 290 pounds. I get the need, desire,…