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Inside The Mind Of Food AddictionThere is always that one food that gives us immense pleasure – it can range from fruit shakes to fast food to chocolate. However, indulging yourself too much in food that gives you instant gratification may lead to food addiction. Yes, you read that correctly. Food addiction exists and it is real. And you probably stumbled upon this site because you are looking for answers about this problem. Perhaps, you are wondering what’s happening to you because of your uncontrollable cravings and eating habits. Well, you absolutely came to the right place my friend as this site has answers to your various queries. But before we get to the nitty-gritty, let us first briefly discuss what food addiction is (and its subcategories such as chocolate addiction and sugar addiction).
The Science of Food AddictionThere are a number of different theories behind the development of food addiction. One theory is that the consumption of certain kinds of foods, particularly those that are highly palatable, can trigger the release of certain chemicals within the brain. These chemicals produce the feeling of being immensely happy and satisfied - a feeling that the person wishes to continue for a long time. This overwhelming need to remain in this satisfied state can drive one to eat more and more of the same food, leading to food addiction.
There are numerous studies proving that food addiction exists: