Let’s face it. Eating healthy can be hard. No one sets out to fail, but it happens anyway.
Because even with the best intentions and the “perfect” diet plan, most people simply can’t pull it off. So they quit.
Some folks end up feeling so frustrated and ashamed they never even try again.
But here’s the truth. You don’t have to feel down about your diet “failures.” And you certainly should NEVER feel any shame. Because the latest research reveals the REAL reason so many Americans can’t manage to eat better.
It’s not weak willpower. And it’s not the lack of a good plan, either.
The new study exposes the TRUE CAUSE of eating struggles. And it reveals two ways you’re being quietly undermined by something you’d never suspect.
But most importantly, it shows us how we can BREAK this cycle for good.
The REAL demon behind diet failures
The problem isn’t you. It’s your food.
Specifically, it’s some of the core ingredients at the heart of the modern American diet, which don’t just go into your belly. They can get into your BRAIN.
The new study finds that highly processed foods in general, and added sugars in particular, take a monkey wrench to the nerve center in your brain.
When they get up there, they start flipping all the switches, wrecking you in two ways you never imagined.
- FIRST, they can mess with your appetite
- SECOND, they can wipe out your memory
Just one week on the Western diet alters the hippocampus, a region of the brain the regulates appetite and controls memory (among other things).
Break the cycle for a healthier brain and body
Tests on 110 healthy young adults revealed something shocking. A single week of eating the average American diet can lead to brain changes that trigger junk food cravings even when you’re full. And that leads to a vicious cycle.
MORE eating … MORE changes in the hippocampus… MORE cravings… and still MORE eating. You can see where this is going, right?
And that’s not all. The volunteers eating the typical Western diet also did worse on memory tests.
But there’s some good news too. The research shows it doesn’t have to stay that way. When study participants switched to a regular healthy diet, the brain damage began to reverse itself. Within about three weeks, both appetite and memory returned to normal.
And that, my friend, is the key to breaking the cycle for good.
It’s not some complicated diet plan that’s impossible to stick too. And it’s not depriving yourself and eating like a bird. It’s merely adopting some healthier habits and leaving the Western diet behind.
That means quitting processed foods and cooking more meals from scratch. Dumping the junk. And cutting back on the carbs. And while it might take longer than three weeks to fully free yourself of the cycle… especially if you’ve been on the Western diet all your life… you’ll get there.
If you find you’re struggling with your willpower while you make the transition, don’t give in and eat junk. Grab a handful of nuts instead. Studies show nuts are filling and can help control cravings and suppress the appetite, too.
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