Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stress and Overeating

Stress is a very serious thing, not only is it connected to overeating but also with dangerous health complications. Emotional eating is something that million of people have no idea that they suffer from; when you are stressed out it has a very significant affect on how much they eat. The relationship between food and what we are experiencing emotionally is quite amazing; if you have stress it is linked to overeating.



Present or past stress condition the brain to overeat


The brain is a very sensitive organ, it is very susceptible to how we are feeling, the various stresses which we experience in our live can affect what we eat and how much. When we look at research on abuses for example we can see that childhood verbal, physical and emotional abuses carry over to adulthood and affect appetite. Eating disorders are almost always rooted in prior stressful events.  The majority of people are simply not aware of how much their life experiences contribute to their appetite.  Most of us do not think about our childhood, but it was from this early time period when we formed our relationship with food.  Stress and overeating are connected.


In the absent of any childhood trauma, our appetites are still affected by present day stresses.


Stressful eating is a condition where a certain situation will cause the brain to fire a request to eat.  The brain tries to protect you from the stress by causing you to desire “feel-good foods” usually in large amounts. The brain trigger resulting in increased appetite is a response so as to release feel-good hormones to calm stress.




Simply trying to eat less does not work the power of the brain triggers are too strong, the bad part is that leads to many health complications. Binge eating is associated with liver, kidney and heart damage. A bad argument, an unfulfilling job or home situation can all fire brain triggers to overeating particularly if your brain is conditioned to trigger a food response under stress.  Stressful eating and brain triggers create a vicious cycle that normal dieting does not help.


There is some good news, there is a diet in Europe which has been allowing people to eat what they like and still deactivate the brain trigger to overeat. It is the only diet ever created to address food addictions, stress eating and overeating which allows people to eat.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Is there safe Binge Eating Sugar?

If you are binge eating it can result in many health complications, if it is sugar which you are bingeing a new study shows that it can literally shorten the lifespan. We received an email from a reader who describes herself as a “binger”, she drinks about 2 liters of soda per day whenever she is bingeing. Binge eating usually involves the consumption of many different foods but there are times when we simply crave an abundance of sugar.



Sugars have received a lot of negative attention lately and some of this bad press has actually not been fair, in moderation plain white sugar is very safe. There are many people who are consuming a tremendous amount of the natural sweeteners and it causing a tremendous amount of medical complications. Sugars are safe in limited quantities but once a person is consuming a lot of sugar it affects the brain, heart, liver and even speeds the ageing process. A New study from The University of California study reveals the stunning way that sugars speed the aging process and causes wrinkling of the skin. The shorter your telomere, the harder it is for a cell to regenerate, this is why some people age faster than others, the new study shows sugars actually speed up the aging process.


Study Author

“We think we can get away with drinking lots of soda as long as we are not gaining weight, but this suggests that there is an invisible pathway that leads to accelerated aging, regardless of weight,”   said psychiatry professor Elissa Epel, Senior researcher. 

It is clear that binge eating sugar damages the cells of the body, all bingeing is causes by an emotional experience which triggers the need to binge. Often there are hidden emotional experiences which trigger a brain response to consume a mass amount of food; this may have been formed in childhood or adulthood.

There is good news, researchers have shown that you can have your sugar and eat it too, a diet for bingers is now used in over 10 countries, it allows bingers to eat what they like while de-activating the brain trigger to binge.