January 9, 2020 at 5:09 pm #4771
Nutrition bias – too many believe what we believe without considering new data
In a hopeless state we don’t have the ability to plan/learn/take steps to changeClients need to be inspired to have hope
Cows are fed Styrofoam to fill their stomachs
You can create a tolerance to cheese (just like any drug) so you need more to get the same feeling.
Transfer addiction – to take a socially unacceptable addition (drugs) and move it to a socially acceptable on (food/sugar)
There is crossover between cocaine and sugar in the dopamine receptor system.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be treated with sugar
Yale food addiction scale
False hunger/Toxic hunger (see the slide at the end)
Many people believe their withdrawal symptoms from dopamine are hunger
They eat junk, the symptoms go away and it reinforces that false belief
Food companies purposefully create “foods” that feed addiction
Our culture enables food addiction and happily accepts it as normal
When food is poison (he suggested looking up the definition for poison and seeing if it doesn’t apply to much of what is considered “food”)
What is real hunger? (see slide at the end)
No stretch and no nutrients = still hungry no matter how many calories you’ve eaten
You can’t ignore the stress in your life. Forgiveness (of self and others) makes cortisol levels drop
Community is a huge aspect of creating or blocking change
A healthy diet reduces neuro-inflammation, making mood better and making healthy choices easier.
Liking vs wanting (see slide at the end)
Eating without reward (tolerance) and then guilt = wanting
We are digging an early grave with our teeth.
It takes 6-9 months to overcome emotional eating (see slide at the end)
You have to unlearn what you “know” and relearn
There will be good days / bad days / better days
It should trend in the right direction but it WILL NOT be a straight line
We over estimate our willpower and under estimate the power of food
Food addiction is more like smoking than cocaine
It takes three months of abstinence to change the dopamine system
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