Interesting article on msnbc.com about the physical effects of food on the brain and how we eat.
We all beat ourselves up when we binge or eat food that isn’t the healthiest. Research is starting to show that food really *is* addicting. It’s not just lazy people with no will power.
From the article
At issue is how the brain becomes primed by different stimuli. Neuroscientists increasingly report that fat-and-sugar combinations in particular light up the brain’s dopamine pathway — its pleasure-sensing spot — the same pathway that conditions people to alcohol or drugs.
If weight loss was just as simple as eat less and move more, no one would be overweight. It’s amazing how complicated obesity really is.