Researchers have shown that cravings for carbohydrates, sweets, fats and sodium salt are driven by a shortage or decrease in the pleasurable brain chemical dopamine and serotonin which are responsible for feelings of pleasure, relaxation, calm and a sense of well-being. These particular food choices compensate for those shortages and deliver immediate pleasure, relaxation, calm and sedation. The building blocks for these specific brain chemicals are phenylalanine and tryptophan, essential amino acids that can only be obtained in the foods that we eat. Also, did you know that these pleasurable brain chemicals are the same ones that are increased in medications used to treat depression and anxiety? Instead of taking 2-4 weeks to be effective, these food choices deliver immediate pleasure, relaxation, calm and sedation. If you don’t believe me, watch the body language of a food addict when eating potato chips, ice cream, cookies, French fries or macaroni and cheese versus broccoli and sweet baby carrots. If you are a food addict like me, you will definitely enjoy the former.
If you could substitute addictive and “obsegenic foods”for thosethat give your body the nutrients that it needs, maintain your weight loss, taste good and make us feel good, would you eat them? Would you take the time to prepare them? Then join us in our kitchen as we prepare a Prescriptive Cuisine just for you!
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