Have you ever wondered why we have food cravings and why people battle with making good food choices? Well researchers have discovered a critical link between the unhealthy connection between food and addiction- Dopamine. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure. Cocaine, heroin, and sugar all stimulate the dopamine transmitter that triggers cravings. When we are about to eat 90% of the dopamine neurons in the Ventral Tegemental Area of the brain are stimulated. The VTA transmitters branch out to other p
THE CORTISOL CONNECTION AND WEIGHT LOSS Working out hard, training for competition, contest prepping, juggling fitness, family and home, struggling with sleep while living a busy life, these are all stressors on our bodies (not to mention minds).
Too many people focus on weight when they should be focusing on total wellness. I will not tell you that someone who has a body fat percentage 10% or more higher then it should be is ok. I will tell you that the scale is a problem. Those who focus on the scale grow dependent on having to see the number to go down to feel successful. Reality is when you do this all you are doing is developing very bad mental habits that can and will lead to obsession and disorders. Yes, believe it or not over exercising is a sickness.