Ever have one of those days where you just crave a certain food? Do you go through withdrawal if you can’t get your chocolate or carb fix? Do you have a favorite food that you tell people you’re addicted to… Potato Chips? Ice Cream? Chocolate? We all have our weaknesses. But you can actually be addicted to a food — physically addicted!  Food addiction often leads to overeating, particularly of unhealthy foods, which can cause obesity as well as increase risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even some cancers.

Most of us can identify with opening up a bag of potato chips with the intention of only eating a small handful, only to find that once you start it’s hard to stop. Many foods have this seemingly addictive effect on us and while this may be caused in part by our own psychology and reasoning, there are also chemical reasons why some foods are more addictive than others.  What’s worse, food companies pay big bucks for scientists to engineer the taste, feel, smell and even the sound of these products in ways that trigger our neurological pleasure centers. The result: Highly caloric and fattening foods that are nearly impossible to put down that add unhealthy weight to our bodies.

Luckily, once you know which foods are the most addictive, you can simply steer clear—which will help the weight stay off! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to discover which of your snack-time favorites are particularly hard to put down once you start munching and learn what alternative foods can satisfy your craving without derailing your diet.

EAT THIS, NOT THAT!

Listed below a list of the top ten foods that are more than just delicious, they’re addictive! Take a look, which of these foods do you find yourself “out of control” when you’re eating them?  We ask that you challenge yourself and pick three items from the list to avoid eating for 30 days.  You will notice, when you avoid eating these items for a while you will see and think clearer.  We’re not saying that you can never eat these again but you will be free to CHOOSE to eat these foods versus these items controlling you.

  1. White Pasta
  2. Donuts/Cake
  3. White Bread
  4. Chips
  5. Cookies
  6. Milk Chocolate
  7. French Fries
  8. Candy
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Soda