Retrain Your Brain Away From Sugar & Hypereating
Recent studies have shown that a diet high in processed sugar and fat can stimulate the brain’s dopamine pathway ÔÇô the pleasure-sensing area of the brain and that over time, the brain will want more of this stimuli to light up this pathway. Therefore, overeating occurs as a result of the learned behavior of consuming high sugar and fat items that are so common in the American diet. This behavior is now being coined as ÔÇťhypereatingÔÇŁ.
What is the solution?
Researchers are suggesting that people learn how to retrain the brain to resist these cravings and the desire to eat large amounts of these foods. This can be quite a difficult task for Americans considering they are bombarded with processed, high sugar, high fat items in grocery stores, restaurants, fast food billboards, etc. Retraining your brain can prove to be difficult and frustrating. But with the right guidance, anyone can achieve this goal.
The first step is to consistently consume the right food for your Monkey Diet Type. The Hauser Diet includes fresh organic food that is much tastier than processed, refined food. The Hauser Diet also encourages cooking from scratch. By cooking with different proteins, carbohydrates, good fats, herbs, spices, etc, a variety of tastes can be experienced. In fact once people begin to experience tastes other than sweetness, they can retrain their brains to enjoy a variety of tastes: salty, sour, bitter, savory, spicy and sweet.