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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The Calories are Hiding Everywhere!

One of the hardest parts about losing weight is that we and our fellow human beings are notoriously inaccurate at estimating how many calories we consume or burn.  One of the reasons that we have such difficulties is that the same foods we consume today are significantly higher in calories than they used to be.

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