3 Steps to Tell Your Brain to Stop Overeating

Cell Oxidation is the process where free radicals take away electrons from parts in the human cells such as cell membranes, DNA, etc. Hence, during cell oxidation, cells are damaged. Extra calories increases the free radicals. The usual strategy for counteracting cell oxidation is to consume anti-oxidants. However, anti-oxidants are rarely useful if the calorie intake is high.

Extra calories increases inflammation (oxidation) across the body, including your brain. If the food is processed, the preservatives impacts gut bacteria. Bad gut bacteria again damages the brain.

The ‘damaged’ brain finds it difficult to understand both hunger signals and satiation signals (signal that we are full). People, with this ‘damaged’ brain, start eating when they are not hungry and don’t know when to stop eating.  Super palatable food that has a combination of salt, sugar, fat and many times preservatives, again prevents the brain from understanding when to stop eating. Hence, people end up eating more, damaging their brains even more and the cycle spirals downward.

To repair your brain and come out of this spiral, apply these 3 strategies
1. Eat whole natural foods. Nature rarely has such a deadly combination of salt, sugar, fat and preservatives.
2. Eat more colorful veggies to get in more nutrients and prevent extra calories from creeping in your meals.
3. Eat slowly so that the brain starts understanding both the hunger and satiation cues.
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