You may have seen the headlines. Diabetes illuminates the same parts of the brain with drugs! “Disorders of drug use and eating habits are also reflected in the brain.” You may have heard your friend say that some foods are “extremely confusing.” Perhaps you have felt the same way. So what do we know about food intoxication? What does the scientific evidence show? And, if not scientifically sound, why does it sound so real?
CW: The research cited has oil-phobic language.
What does it mean to be drunk?
First, it is important to research the word intoxication. When we look at a dictionary, it means “physically or emotionally dependent on something.” In the medical field, there is no consistent definition of an eating disorder, and it is not recognized in the modern textbook (DSM-5). There is a DSM-5 section called “Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders,” but this includes gambling. In fact, “overeating” (according to the medical definition) was abandoned mainly in this section due to insufficient evidence.
The extent to which most research is used to measure a food habit (called the Yale Food Addiction Scale) is based on the perception of drug use. Essentials include inability to stop eating despite the “negative consequences,” feelings of inadequacy, and persistent and dangerous cravings. Sound familiar? More after that.
Furthermore, research has not yet found a “risk” in diet, so the scale is highly dependent on individual performance. Think of it this way. In view of the habit of intoxication, the first question on the scale may be “Has the drug been used?” That question cannot be asked and answered in the matter of food. So, can we really know that we have an eating disorder? Can we use the knowledge of one person to qualify on a large scale? My line of confusing questions may go beyond the pages, but the preface states that eating habits are (1) not a disease, (2) unexplained, and (3) based on doubtful evidence.
Now that we have removed the term, we can take a closer look at the subjects that journalists (ahem, food culture) like to highlight. I’m really looking forward to some bigger, more explosive ones.
QUESTION # 1
Some foods promote the same parts of the brain that are stimulated in response to drugs
This is based on the fact that eating certain foods produces dopamine – a hormone that feels good. This is not a lie! However, what these studies fail to mention is the many other activities that also stimulate these areas of the brain and produce dopamine. Examples? Laughter. Hugs. Listening to music. The food culture tends to leave the area.
Dopamine release is also linked to our internal reward system – our motivations, our desires, and our aspirations. Well, of course, both food and medicine light up the same system. But here’s the thing: food and medicine are not the same thing. Joining other drug groups against certain diets, neurological mechanisms, and cognitive processes can take over the entire blog, but over time, the end result is this: foods do not have the same neurochemical responses as medicine. Unlike drugs, animal studies show that if food or sugar is combined with a bitter substance, it will be avoided. Also, eating the same type of food over and over again does not increase your tolerance, nor does it cause withdrawal symptoms. Is the pursuit of pleasure from food and the pursuit of reward the same as real drunkenness? Evidence proves otherwise.
QUESTION # 2
When given sugar, rats display their own habits, which will not happen
Common behaviors were compulsive, such as overeating. As in the past, this omits one big thing. Before feeding the rats sugar, they denied it. If you have a “ding ding” moment happening to you, I’m right there with you.
What happens when we ban certain foods? We need it so much. Prohibition makes food more attractive and tasty, which leads to a lack of self-control. When the body is not sure of the next time it will be fed, it triggers cravings and heavy appetite. If this did not happen, we would not exist! The response that occurs after the ban is natural; this answer changed for our survival. Hi, we need food to keep living! It is understandable that in response to inhibitions, our bodies go overdrive to make sure we are fed.
There is no single subject, animal or human, that oversees inhibitions.
Some of this sounds like an eating disorder …
Because we live in an oil-infested area, when you go into food research, you will also find fatphobia there. Some studies have suggested that food intoxication is associated with “obesity” as well as Binge Eating Disorder (BED). However, if you look at larger studies, you will find that (1) most people with BED do not live in large bodies, and (2) that most people with large bodies do not experience any of the symptoms they want. for food intoxication. This brings us back to the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Some researchers are wondering if they can detect an eating disorder, not the eating habits at all. Once again we see a strong emphasis on prohibition and deprivation associated with so-called eating habits.
I’ve heard a lot about delicious food …
The most delicious foods are often referred to as foods high in fat and sugar. Two things we need to survive, let me add. Instead, the Yale Food Addiction Scale notes that eating habits are closely linked to these sweet foods. Since the nutritionist has decided that fats in the diet are now in good health, they have found a new bad guy in sugar, which is the goal of more research on nutrition.
This hypothesis is supported by the same animal studies I have already mentioned, how, let us remember, rats eat a sugar-free diet before eating sugar. Although sugar has demons, researchers have not been able to determine the cause of sugar. And because people often do not eat spoon-filled sugar in the silo, they can no longer point to sugar as the trigger to respond as a habit. You may have been feeling low on sugar. Maybe sugar is something you try to control in your diet. I want to…
A PS Animal study shows that while rats were not immune to sugar, they did not develop a “habit” of responding to sugar.
PPS foods that are not very tasty can also be overeated or craved.
Your experience is great
An eating disorder is not only evidence-based, but also potentially harmful. There are many other factors that play a role in the digestive system, including eating disorders and poor nutrition. We should not allow the eating culture to use the eating habit as another dangerous, stressful process to cause us to eliminate food groups from our diet.
Significantly, there is no evidence that dietary habits exist. But that doesn’t confuse how THAT’S IT. It is very common to feel powerless on certain foods. I have heard countless customers telling me they can’t keep it – GET FOOD- in the house because they are afraid they will not be able to stop eating. This may seem like a habit. And this is exactly what happens when food culture tells us certain foods are “bad” and we should not eat them. We ban, ban, ban, until our human biology takes over and says “I want this in order to survive.” And that response is a good thing, respected, not ignored.