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Why Do We Overeat, and How Can We Stop?

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  • Research shows that calories from bread, refined sugars, and processed foods promote overeating, whereas calories from whole vegetables, protein, and fiber decrease hunger
  • Calories are not created equal, which is why trying to lose weight by counting calories doesn’t work
  • Obesity involves resistance to the hormone leptin, which regulates appetite, calorie burning, and body fat levels
  • To lose weight, replace processed foods with homemade meals. Replace grain carbs with vegetables, small amounts of high-quality protein, and plenty of healthful fats

By Dr. Mercola

Today's featured video is a lecture by obesity researcher and neurobiologist Dr. Stephan Guyenet. In it, he discusses some helpful and practical tips about the neurobiological underpinnings of our eating habits that can help you better understand why you gain weight.

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