Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load

Corpulent woman having addiction to unhealthy food. Happy holding some high calories food.

According to research published in PLOS ONE, Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of fake foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these food-like-substances all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Can we be addicted to food? No, or it's SO rare it wouldn't register on any research-based survey or test. But it's VERY important that you know what FOOD is so you ...

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Banana Skins, Cars, Processed Meats and Smoking – Huh?


So here we go again. The headlines yesterday were all a buzz with “World Health Organization Links Processed Meat to Cancer" and "Processed Meat as Bad for You as Smoking." Is it true? What are we supposed to eat if it is? And, as importantly, what the heck do bananas and cars have to do with ANY of this?! The announcement, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – a group of international experts who scrutinized more than 800 studies -- is significant. And their work ...

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The 4 Fallacies of Undereating — and How to Overcome This Negative Thinking


If you believe undereating is the solution to fat loss or that undereating is the cause of your weight stall, you may have fallen victim to the fallacies of the underfed metabolism. As a fitness and lifestyle coach, I routinely advise clients who believe undereating is either the answer to, or cause of, their sticking point how to break through weight-loss plateaus. As part of this process, I offer the top four myths and their corresponding truths surrounding an underfed metabolism. Myth 1: ...

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Eat to Beat Cravings – Ridiculous Tip from Health Magazine Then David Fixes Their Crazy Suggestion


Was in a waiting room the other day and opened up a copy of Health magazine. Came across a tip for beating cravings and I'm sharing it with you here. After you read their tip for beating cravings, I'd love to hear candid, unfiltered comments about whether you think it'd work for you. THEY WROTE ... It's 3pm and you're jonesing for some chocolate. What to do? Give into the urge--but only a little bit. In a Cornell University study, adults who received small portions of chocolate, apple pie, or ...

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight? I’m 5’4″ and Eat Just 2000 Cals a Day


On 5'4" I'd assume, unless you are putting in hours of intense exercise each week, that you would NOT lose weight on 2000 calories a day. If you're female I'd assume you'd maintain at best and if you're male I wouldn't expect much of a loss either - if any. I'd assume you need about 2,200 calories a day, if you're exercising vigorously, just to maintain weight. Here's why... Let me give you all a hypothetical example. First, let's say you're a student of mine and you are a 5'4" female, ...

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