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Bingeing on junk after diet addictive

Bingeing on junk after diet addictive : “‘Translating into the human situation, we would predict that binge priming caused by irregular dieting and/or extreme food restriction, interspersed with intermittent consumption of snacks and other highly palatable food, might lead to permanent changes in the reward system.’

If this happened in adolescence, when the brain was more susceptible to rewards, it might lead to persistent eating problems, Professor Treasure says.”

So that’s what the Biggest Loser was about tonight – binge priming. If you are on a restricted diet and break out it’ll get you into that cycle whereby you eat the wrong food again because it’s bad for you and you know it. Makes you feel naughty and so you persist and then, of course, the wheels fall off and all your good work is undone.It’s the denial followed by what is considered to be palatable food. Some people just don’t learn and now we know why! So, don’t encourage it!!! Temptation is there for a reason and when you are on a new path, you resist it, you avoid it and you discourage it.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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