Understanding the reality and the science behind this can be life changing: the more we understand, the more aware we are and the better equiped to execute actions that affect us positively, not negatively.
The reality is that most of us have and still do over-ultized food and under-ultized movement. Quite frankly, this can become a vicious cycle that takes effort and motivation to interrupt. There is no denying that that "eat right" and "move right" can each on their own and together create a beautiful and encouraging domino effect on our well-being. Each make up a health basic in our health foundation. When the health foundation cracks or is not prioritzed, abusing food and ignoring exercise repeats by default mode.
The science can be simply worded. Without a doubt, food espeically sugar-laden or carbohydrate-like foods (which break into sugar quickly) increase our feel-good neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, which gives a false/temporary "high". With respect to the "high", we all desire to feel it, however it does not have to be achieved through poor health measures, rather it can be achieved through eating right and moving well.
Commit to you.
Commit to your best self.
To living in health,
Dr. Amy de Oliveira, Naturopathic Doctor
Women's & Family Natural Health Expert