Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Battle of the Bulge: Toxic Hunger

When I started bringing more veggies into my diet, I began to notice that I was fuller faster, fuller longer, and no longer frantic for sugar. 

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who was featured yet again on Dr. Oz, explained the concept of "toxic hunger." If one isn't eating the right foods, when they are hungry, they aren't actually hungry; they are actually going through withdrawal for those unhealthy and addictive munchies. 

You know when there is a bag of cookies in front of you? For some reason, one cookie is never enough; all the cookies must be consumed. Because they are addictive. The initial taste is YUMMY! but then it wears off, and then one eats more and more seeking that elusive original taste. 

But if one eats the right foods, there is no longer an addictive relationship with snacks. One experiences the right kind of hunger, which can even be healthy in itself. 

Check out these videos from his recent appearance: 

Calorie counting is NOT the way, Dr. Fuhrman says. Because most diets focus on calorie cutting, that is why human bodies freak out. The body needs calories, but first the right nutrients.

Mitzvah gorreres mitzvah, averia gorreres aveira. Eat more sugar, you want more sugar. Eat more veggies, you want more veggies. Sure, there is a transition time, but give it whirl. Can't hurt. Actually, it can help.

Shoot, I'm being annoying again.  


Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Doesn't work for broccoli or buttermilk.

Princess Lea said...



Happie Reading said...

Oh dear, I think I experience "toxic hunger" maybe I should try your tactics! Your blog is adorable and I am so happy to have stumbled upon it! I am your newest follower!

xo, Kelsey Belle