Dr. Mark Hyman: Why Overeating Doesn’t Make You Overweight

Do you have FLC Syndrome? Food addiction—literally, true biological addiction to sugar, flour, and processed foods—drives our overeating…

Do you have FLC Syndrome? Food addiction—literally, true biological addiction to sugar, flour, and processed foods—drives our overeating behavior. And it makes us have FLC Syndrome, where we “Feel Like Crap.”

It’s quite simple: eat crap = feel like crap.

The hormones that get produced when you eat crap (anything that turns to sugar)—mostly insulindo two horrible things when pumped out in excess.

First, insulin is a super fat storage hormone that causes all the calories you eat to be stored as belly fat.

Second, it completely messes up your appetite control system, making you crave sugar and carbs. And then, the vicious cycle continues.

In fact, sugar and refined carbs reprogram your fat cells to make them hungry all the time. It’s this cellular hunger that makes you overeat, because the fat cells are demanding to be fed. Then they suck up all the calories you eat, and this causes weight gain.

Eating the wrong foods, toxic foods, addictive foods—sugar and refined carbs—changes your fat cell chemistry, making them ravenous.

The conventional wisdom regarding why we gain weight—we eat more calories than we burn—is, simply, dead wrong. It is the toxic, bad calories—calories that quickly turn to sugar—that are causing our obesity and chronic disease epidemic. There has been a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government. The message has been all about energy balance, that there are no good or bad calories, that they are all the same, that it is about eating less and exercising more. That advice has gotten us nowhere—except drowning under the weight of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.

My new book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, exposes the lies that keep us sick and fat and provides a goof-proof step-by-step 10-day plan to end food addiction and sugar and carb cravings and to cure FLC quickly, painlessly, and deliciously.

This is a medically designed detox program. I used to work in the emergency room and had to treat heroin addicts and alcoholics. We had to use a carefully designed medical detox program to “bring them down” from their drugs. Otherwise, they would get agitated, anxious, and even have seizures. In human and animal studies, the exact same thing happens when you quit sugar. It has to be done carefully.

After years of research and testing, I created The 10-Day Detox Diet to help you “come down” from the worst of all drugs (sugar) in a way that is gentle and fun. Believe it or not, your cravings will go away in just a day or so. And by following this food and lifestyle program and using a few powerful supplements, you will break free from food addiction and FLC Syndrome.

It is designed to rewire and reprogram your hormones and biology quickly, so you don’t have cravings, so you don’t go through bad withdrawal, and you can actually learn what it feels like to be back in your body, healthy and alive, back to your original factory settings.

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