My brain on chocolate cake

Fascinating article shared by one of my buddies on BeforeandAfterHelp.com –

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704288204575363072381955744.html?KEYWORDS=eating+to+live

Talks about the way weight loss surgery can change your brain’s reaction to food. As someone who has lost 140+ pounds, I can absolutely support the things they are saying in this article. If presented with pleasurable foods, I could eat until I passed out. When presented with healthy foods, I would only eat if I was hungry. Now, I have a lot more control over overeating and what I’m eating and I think the article supports why – my brain has learned to think about food in a whole new way. Sweet and fatty foods will make me sick; healthy foods make my pouch happy and so my brain responds favorably when presented with a choice between grilled chicken and quinoa, versus chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes!

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