Take a Moderate Approach Chapter 6


Hooked On Sugar

We are conditioned by evolution to seek sugar. When food was scarce, finding calorie-dense sugar was like hitting the nutritional jackpot. Binge-eating sugar causes brain chemical changes similar to those seen in drug addicts. However, now that food is plentiful in much of the developed world and many of the foods we eat are packed with sugar, too many of us consume far too much sugar. Although it isn't easy, by cutting down on sugar, we can retrain our palate to expect less sweetness in our food.


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CHAPTER 1

Everything In Moderation

Different parts of the brain spur you to make responsible decisions, or indulge in excess.
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CHAPTER 4

Leptin Controls Appetite

The hormone leptin tells your body when you have had enough to eat.
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CHAPTER 6 (currently viewing)

Hooked On Sugar

We have a natural urge for sweetness, but we can kick the habit.
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CHAPTER 9

Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-Shaped

Everyone stores fat, but how much and where we store it makes a big difference to our health.
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CHAPTER 10

What Is Inflammation?

Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation.
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CHAPTER 12

The Complexities Of Addiction

Addiction has physical, psychological and social components.
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CHAPTER 16

Obesity Is Toxic

How do obese people develop insulin resistance and diabetes?
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