It’s not fat, it’s not sugar but fat and sugar combined that is the problem!

People proclaim they’re addicted to chocolate?
But are they?
How come, it’s never ‘dark chocolate’, with the higher cacao content, they say they’re addicted to but ‘milk chocolate’, containing more fat and sugar than it does cacao?
It’s not truly ‘chocolate’ they’re addicted to but rather the fat and sugar combined, added by manufacturers!
The level of fat to sugar that people find so appealing, whether it’s in the form of ‘milk chocolate’, ‘donuts’, ‘confectionery’ etc., is very specific, being 50% fat to 50% sugar. This 50:50 fat:sugar ratio combination, is the ratio added by manufacturers to our foods and is only found in processed foods and cannot be found in nature. Research suggests that this fat-sugar combination interferes with one’s self-regulatory and reward mechanisms, finding it so rewarding that it turns off the brain’s self-regulatory ability to signal to stop eating when sufficient number of calories to maintain a healthy weight have been consumed, so one continues to eat and continues put on weight, becoming more and more obese, seemingly in the same way that a drug addict or alcoholic are unable to stop consuming their drug of choice. So if you want to try to maintain a healthy weight try to stay clear of processed food containing fat and sugar combined e.g. milk chocolate, donuts, cream buns etc. If you already find yourself unable to control your eating and your weight is putting your health at risk seek professional help as it isn’t going to be easy to turn things around and will need support to help you do so.
For more detail on this research check out http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-obesity-an-addiction/?page=1

so do you think that it’s fat and sugar combined that is causing the growing rate of obesity or that fat and sugar combined is addictive?

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