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What does our "Brain" say about "Empty Calorie" foods?


So yesterday we discovered that "empty calories" are pretty much "everything" that we "love" from this Western diet


But . . . they turn into "fat" . . . and this "fat" is the "dangerous" fat called "visceral" fat . . . that collects around our "organs" causing "disease".


Now . . . I'm not gonna lie to you people . . . those "empty calorie" foods . . . do make us feel "pretty darn GOOD" . . .


But unfortunately . . . it's "ONLY" for the "short period of time" . . . which causes even more "CRAVINGS"


And that's one of the reasons . . . it's SOOOOO HARD to give up those "empty calories" foods.


Okay . . . so where does the "brain" fit into all of this???


Well . . . as we now know . . . "empty calories" can provide some "immediate" energy . . . due to being "high in sugar"


BUT . . . they "CAN'T" be utilized in the body to "build" muscle, supply vitamins and minerals, promote a sense of fullness . . . or provide any other nutritional value to our health.


So let's better understand why . . .


Now . . . I'm sure we can all agree . . . we all "love" this Western diet . . .


And its "yummy" empty calorie foods are just "calling" out our name . . . most of the time . . .


We "know" better . . . BUT . . . we "give into" those temptations because we know they "taste" SOOOO darn good . . .


And now . . . we convince ourselves . . . I'll "JUST HAVE A LITTLE . . . or I'll "JUST HAVE ONE" . . .


BUT . . . it's not that easy . . .


You see . . . when the body needs food . . . the stomach sends out the hormone called "Ghrelin" . . . which tells the "brain" . . . we're HUNGRY . . . and it's time to eat . . .


But . . . because we know this Western diet "tastes" so good . . . many times we make poor food choices . . . and with this . . . we consume those "empty calories".


Okay . . . so listen up people . . . this is how the body is supposed to work . . .


When we sense "hunger" . . . and present food to the stomach . . . the stomach and small intestine start the process of "digesting that food" . . . which in turn . . . sends new signals back to the "brain" that say . . . we're "full" and "satisfied" . . . and the "nutritional value" of that food is being shipped throughout the body.


Happy tummy . . . happy brain . . . happy, healthy body


BUT . . . when the food we choose are "empty calorie" foods . . . and they're presented to the stomach . . . even though the stomach may sense "fullness" . . . the "brain" says . . . wait a minute . . . what's the joke here