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Saturday, March 15, 2008

How Sugar Affects Our Body and Overcoming Cravings

Neal Barnard MD discusses the science behind food additions. Willpower is not to blame: chocolate, cheese, meat, and sugar release opiate-like substances. Dr. Barnard also discusses how industry, aided by government, exploits these natural cravings, pushing us to eat more and more unhealthy foods. A plant-based (vegan) diet is the solution to avoid many of these problems. Neal Barnard is the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Update: This post is poorly titled, I'm sorry, but it's already made it's way out to RSS readers.

It should be called "Overcoming Food Addictions"

Overcoming Food Addictions

Video length: 40 mins

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Whats The Difference Between Appetite and Hunger?

The answer:

"One arises from the neck up, the other is a natural desire to nourish your body."

Listen for the Key Moment:
"An appetite is the sign of ..."

Rob Faigin of talks about two different ways to describe hunger as well, namely Hormonal Hunger vs Cravings.

Rob says

"... it may be helpful to think of 'Hunger' as a general craving for food, and a 'craving' as hunger for a particular kind of food. Giving in to Hunger/Cravings does not mean that you are weak; they are immensely powerful biological drives.

Willpower has limits, but there are no limits to hunger and cravings. Conventional dieting puts willpower and appetite on a collision course. Unfortunately, this is a case of the irresistible force against the movable object: willpower weakens as the fight wears on, but hunger and cravings become stronger and stronger."

Since being on the eating plan for over 6 weeks now, I have to say that I have not had any cravings. Where I used to think of certain foods once in a while, now I just plod along doing my training, eating my protein/fat/veggies based meals and have no cravings. I suggested to a friend in Florida to try the NHE eating plan, and he as well said that just a few short days into the switch over from sugar burner to fat burner, his cravings as well disappeared.

I have not done an update on my Natural Hormone Enhancement (NHE) program for quite a few weeks now, so I'll be sure to do that soon.

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