Has anyone been reading Guyenet lately about reward mechanisms from foods? That had me intrigued.
Basically the idea is some foods set off high reward mechanisms that make it hard to control energy intake. Nothing new so far. The implications that got my attention are: low carb, paleo & stuff would work mainly because you get rid of that food (I could be wrong about this); and, most importantly, high reward food would affect the natural fat set point of the body, in short: the yummier your meals, the fatter your body wants to become.
That's got me thinking about the opportunity of trying to strike a balance between yumminess and blandness as a way to decrease body fat while not hurting adherence. Unfortunately his conclusions aren't that thrilling, but it may be still food for thought if anything.
And now the links. Mind you this is just what appeared most interesting to me. By all means read the rest if you feel like.http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2 ... esity.htmlhttp://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2 ... ty_18.htmlhttp://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2 ... -gain.htmlhttp://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2 ... ty_28.htmlhttp://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2 ... cause.html
<minirant>BTW why does pizza get listed in the junk food category? It's tantamount to saying beef patties are junk food because fast food burgers have patties in them</rant>
and PS: this evening I'm gonna prepare some roasted pork sirloin, and eat it too. How's that for blandness? hell, the mere thought makes me hungry