Why Do We Overeat? Part 1

Podcast

"The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat." Author and neuroscientist Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D., shares cutting-edge research to answer one simple, yet confounding question: Why do we overeat and what can we do about it? What lessons do primitive hunter-gatherers offer us in terms of the evolution of our appetite mechanisms? What is leptin and how does it regulate eating behavior? What’s the take-home message of the failure of “Biggest Loser” contestants to maintain their extreme weight loss? What food qualities impel us to overeat? What foods provide the most satiety? What eating strategies can we employ to outsmart our hungry brains? What’s the role of sleep in governing eating behaviors? How does chronic stress undermine our dietary success? Are the Dietary Guidelines for America (DGA) really responsible for America’s epidemic of obesity? Are carbs the culprits? Or is it fat? Click HERE for part 2.



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