Might as well face it, you’re addicted to…

Junk Food Junkie?

Might as well face it, you’re addicted to…Carbs!!! You thought I was going to say love?

The Highly processed kind (cookies, cake and bread) activate the nucleus accumbens, the same part of the brain affected by drugs and gambling.  In basic terms they light up your pleasure and excitement region of the brain and make you want MORE!

This activation causes cravings for even more starchy foods.  It’s no different than a drug addicted chasing their next fix.

To break the cycle, replace refined carbs with a combination of healthy fats and protein.  This will help offset the “craving” effect.

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Healthy and Happiness,