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Is Obesity an Addiction?: Scientific American

Brain chemistry at work here.

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This is amazing stuff.  My husband and I just read "Salt, Sugar, Fat" by Michael Maas which delves into similar topics of lack of control caused by sugar and fat in particular as well as a bliss point in relation to sugar... more »This is amazing stuff.  My husband and I just read "Salt, Sugar, Fat" by Michael Maas which delves into similar topics of lack of control caused by sugar and fat in particular as well as a bliss point in relation to sugar consumption.  Maas also mentioned that our bodies have no trigger to realize 'too much fat' related to consumption.  He also goes in to how food companies exploit this weaknesses (if you will) and pump our food full of stuff we don't necessarily recognize as bad or detrimental to our bodies.  | In this article they mention the experiment with rats.  I tried a similar experiment on my kids.  We eat Paleo with next to no processed foods as an entire family.  However, sometimes it is just easier to let them eat at school, JUST for lunch.  When I allow this I watch before my eyes at the dinner table their taste buds change.  They will not like, or reject foods they would have previously eaten and say they do not like them.  Mostly in relation to sweet foods.  In the schools they go to their is a lot of reinforcement with junk food and candy in the classroom, so it does not surprise me that their tastes change when I allow the occasional school lunch. 09-13-2013 1:13pm

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