Take a Moderate Approach Chapter 6
- Take a Moderate Approach (Video)
- The Search for Balance
- Choice & Consequences
- Leptin Controls Appetite (VIDEO)
- Why Do We Overeat?
- Hooked On Sugar (VIDEO)
- Sweetness is Our Weakness
- Hold the Simple Starch!
- Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-Shaped (VIDEO)
- What Is Inflammation? (VIDEO)
- Our Fat Helps Keep Us Fat
- The Complexities Of Addiction (VIDEO)
- Just Socially?
- Out-of-Control Actions
- The Power of Cravings
- Obesity Is Toxic (VIDEO)
- Maintaining a Better Life
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.
TAKE A MODERATE APPROACH VIDEOS
Everything In ModerationDifferent parts of the brain spur you to make responsible decisions, or indulge in excess.
Leptin Controls AppetiteThe hormone leptin tells your body when you have had enough to eat.
CHAPTER 6 (currently viewing)
Hooked On SugarWe have a natural urge for sweetness, but we can kick the habit.
Apple-Shaped Vs. Pear-ShapedEveryone stores fat, but how much and where we store it makes a big difference to our health.
What Is Inflammation?Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation.
The Complexities Of AddictionAddiction has physical, psychological and social components.
Obesity Is ToxicHow do obese people develop insulin resistance and diabetes?
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Center For Tobacco Control Research and Education University of California San Francisco
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Cynthia Geyer, MD
Medical Director Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard University
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- David L. Katz, MD, MPH
David L. Katz, MD, MPHDirector, Yale Prevention Research Center
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Candace Pert, PhD
Neuroscientist and author
- Philipp Scherer, PhD
Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
- Michael J. Stein, MD, FACR
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