All addictive substancesincluding foodwhen you’re
addicted to itactivate the same brain circuitry in the dopaminergic system of the brain. You
won’t be surprised to learn that addicting substances actually un-inhibit your
So you can see that what’s going on inside is also going on
outside. You are activating and re-activating the chemistry between youovereating,
and staying overweight. You are not
inhibiting your desire and your impulse to eat what will keep the weight on.
Without these powers of inhibition you violate your resolve to keep dieting and
lose the weight.
Right nowthere is nothing available medically that will
give your brain’s chemistry back the power to inhibit. You will have to break
your addiction the old fashioned way. This means making personal changes that
move you in the direction of successful dietinggiving up overeatingand
keeping the weight off for good.
For more information on just how to do thisgo to the
right-hand column of the blog and click on “Find Your Issue”.