Can’t seem to put down that bag of chips? There’s a good chance you’re addicted to it. That doesn’t mean you’re gluttonous, weak-willed or a bad person. It simply means your biology has learned to crave junk food.
Food addiction is as real as an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this form of addiction is often overlooked since it is usually framed as an emotional issue, not a health one.
In fact, people with food addiction are often unable to control their consumption of certain foods. And as if that isn’t bad enough, many intensely addictive foods are heavily processed and chock-full of refined sugar. These hijack your hormones, taste buds and brain chemistry such that your body will want to consume more.
The result? An array of serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Read more…