Diets Make Food Addiction Worse!
Weight-loss schemes (aka diets) make food addiction worse. They create nutritional deficits that cause cravings.
Many diets also contain addictive foods which trigger cravings. Diet "foods" are usually highly processed (addictive) foods. Point systems allow for splurges or cheats of processed foods which activate the addiction.
Artificial sweeteners are also addictive. They have been shown in research studies to be chosen by rats over heroin and cocaine.
Liquid protein diets are followed by the reintroduction of addictive foods.
Diets cause stressful physical or emotional conditions. Stress is a trigger for overeating.
Diet pharmaceuticals result in physical and emotional damage and weight returns when the drugs are discontinued.
Hormone "therapy" has consequences (loss of menses and infertility in women, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.
Weight loss surgery leads to malabsorption of nutrients, and encourages switching to liquid "foods" which are highly processed.
What's a SAFE route to weight loss?
Eliminate processed foods from the diet and replace with unprocessed foods such as meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, non-gluten grains, legumes, and healthy oils.
I use the term "food addiction" a lot. What is food addiction? More on that later.