Diets, junk food, overweight, overeating, bulimia, binge eating And the solution passed through listening to the real needs to lose weight?

The key question for those who want to lose weight is perhaps not how or they took those extra pounds, but why. Indeed, logically, the food is not an end in itself (as stated in the wonderful character of The Miser by Moliere, Scrooge, we must eat to live, not live to eat!” So why don ‘ not listen to us when our body says stop?

What is the feeling of satiety? Food requirements and energy balance

Etymologically, satiety is the state of a person completely satisfied, which appeased his hunger, which fully meets their needs. According to this etymology, we can see that satiety involves the satisfaction of food needs in principle that the amount of energy absorbed is equal to the amount of energy: we achieved when energy balance.

Center control hunger: its role in the satiety

But it is interesting to note that the central regulator of hunger is located at the hypothalamus (the region of the diencephalon located at the base of the brain, where there are also other centers regulating major functions, such as sexual activity), specifically at the ventromedial nuclei. Was observed in animals that destruction or stimulation of these nuclei caused an increase rather a slowdown in consumer food reaction (satiety).


Emotional value and social power

In animals, one can observe that the quantitative and qualitative spontaneous regulation of food intake was extremely accurate, thanks to the satiety center, when it works properly. In contrast to humans, the spontaneous regulation of food intake by the satiety center is much more difficult to identify, since many other factors specific to the human being, psychological or sociological, are also in account.

The lack of satiety in a bulimic person: binge eating

A bulimic person, for example, feels a loss of control over food intake, it does not feel or more signs of satiety. Similarly, the new term binge eating means the bouncer or fridge. obviously the food did not in this case a nutritional role, but compensatory. However, through the experiences of Hervey, it was found that the mechanism that ensures the cessation of food intake may depend on receptor content in the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus, receptors sensitive to a hormone in the blood whose role is to report on the status of lipid deposition in the blood, and therefore curb food intake: satiety is reached, etymologically, we had enough! We understand that if a good part of regulating our weight is going in a good food, listening to themselves, their real needs and causes that meant that we live to eat are consider to stabilize its weight in the long term.