Monday, March 29, 2010

Losing Weight is a Bitch

Because, junk food is addictive:

Making the change from eating highly processed food to healthier, real food is not easy. I'll be the first to admit that. As the article above discussed, junk food is addictive. Our brains are wired so that we crave it. What's more, our brains don't get the same "high" from eating a salad as it does a Whopper.

But, like a drug addict or an alcoholic, we have to break our addiction to junk foods. Just as drugs and excessive alcohol is bad for our health, and bad for society, so is excessive consumption of unhealthy foods.

We have to learn to replace that processed bag of cookies we snack on with healthier alternatives like a handful of nuts or raisins, and learn to make ourselves a salad for lunch instead of running to McDonald's for a burger and fries.

We need to do it for ourselves, and we need to do it for our families.

And, because fast food is addictive, we have to just say "no" to our children when they ask for it. We can not perpetuate the addiction. We have to take charge of our children's health and their diets so that they grow up knowing how to eat to remain a healthy weight.


  1. Linking to your study, hope you don't mind. I went to the trouble to look up the original study which wonderfully is on line. Fascinating stuff, especially for us cheat-day people. Thanks!

  2. Fantastic, I can't wait to read the actual source.

  3. I've tried various low-carb, low-calorie, and low-fat diets for the past couple of years. Although the Atkins diet is very popular, it made me feel somewhat unhealthy.

    The diet plan I'm on right now is the Medifast Diet. The caloric intake is roughly 800-1000 calories. However, it doesn't make my body feel weak. It is a bit of a pricey diet, but there are plenty of coupons available on the internet. You should never pay full price.

    My advice is just choose a diet plan which your body reacts positively to. No one knows your body better than you do!

  4. That is certainly an interesting study. It's scary to think of all the kids that are already hooked....