Watch Your Diet!

OH NO!  This is really bad news....especially if you like burgers, fries and fast food! 

Burgers and fries might not only be bad for your heart and waistline — they could also hurt your brain's ability to help you shed pounds

 

A high-fat diet can actually re-program the structure of the brain....so just HOW bad is it?

Recent studies suggest unhealthy foods can actually scar your brain. Here's what you should know:

 

According to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, fatty foods damaged the hypothalamus region of the brain in rodents. The hypothalamus produces hormones that control hunger, thirst, sleep, moods, and the natural rhythms of the body.

 

Here's the research:

Rats and mice were fed a high-fat diet similar to that of many Americans. After just one day, their hypothalamuses were inflamed. After a week, the rodents' brains activated cells to repair damaged areas, and the inflammation went away. But weeks later, the inflammation returned, and persisted for eight months, when the study ended.

 

What does this mean for me?

It could explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off. Rodents on the high-fat diet saw a 25 percent decline in a special kind of cell devoted to regulating appetite and fat control. 

The brain of a healthy, slim person seems to regulate how much food is stored as fat. But when someone is obese, his brain seems programmed to keep him at that weight permanently. These new findings seem to confirm that when we have unhealthy diets, "we're not in control as much as we think we are,"

 

That CELL that is in skinny people NEEDS to be in a PILL for us broader individuals!