On Crack and Ice Cream, Part 2

This is drugs on your brain
Let’s review what we learned in Part1:

Drugs hijack the reward system of the brain in a way that floods the synapses with a super intense signal. In response, the post-synaptic neurons will decrease the number of receptors for that signal. This creates a situation where more signal is needed to create the same high (i.e. tolerance) and a normal amount of signal leads to nasty effects (i.e. withdrawal).

So ‘what does this have to do with my weight?’ you might ask. Continue reading

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On Crack and Ice Cream, Part 1

ice creamI am a bit of an ice cream addict. I have had brief periods of abstinence but usually its only a matter of time before the Edy’s creeps its way back into my freezer. Falling off the wagon doesn’t happen quickly, but rather a little bit here and a little bit there. I will usually go through periods where my will power is fortified but usually it’s only a matter of time before I begin to have symptoms of withdrawal on those lonely nights when there was nothing in the freezer. Continue reading