Why Do I Overeat? [video]

Why Do I Overeat?Have you wondered, Why do I overeat? Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, wondered the same thing.

He asked the questions:

  • Why do we eat more than we are supposed to?
  • Why are we eating more?
  • What happened to make us eat more?

As an endicrinologist, Dr. Lustig knows that a naturally-occurring hormone called leptin is supposed to regulate what we eat, and tell our brains when we’ve had enough. But somehow, people have become leptin-resistant. Is it possible overeating isn’t your fault? Perhaps you’ve been misled by being “sold” on eating the wrong foods.

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Eliminating Sugar from your Diet? Ban These First!

Eliminating sugar from your diet? Check your tomato sauce label.If you’re eliminating sugar from your diet – you need to ban these 8 foods that have more sugar than a Twinkie! Sarah Klein at HuffPo brought us this list of 8 foods to cut from your diet if you’re seeking to slim down and gain greater health.

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Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of Sugar [video]

Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of SugarIs sugar toxic? What are the health effects of sugar – is it causing a public health crisis? That’s what Dr. Robert Lustig believes. And new research from top institutions is backing this up. Sugar – at least in the way we consume it today – is a toxin, and leading to numerous health problems that are some of our country’s top killers, like heart disease and cancer.

Dr. Lustig was recently interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes on an episode titled Is Sugar Toxic? You can watch below.

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