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September 30, 2012
Rest Day

Kristin in her ‘Before’ Pants

Key Points 
 We naturally seek sweet salty or fatty foods. In nature these things are nutritionally beneficial and can provide satisfaction physically and emotionally. Our brains reward centers have a response that is healthy and reasonable.

Manufactured foods have an unnatural amount of sugar, salt and fat-often in combination, something not seen in nature. (Can you name a food that contains a lot of sweetness and fat?) 

Our brains reward center is hyper stimulated when we eat these man made foods and craving for these foods is sent into overload. 

The anticipation of eating, and the immediate pleasure from eating these foods is a potent drug and can lead to a diet that consists of mostly “comfort foods.” 

This leads to a legion of emotional and physical health issues and 99% of the time leads to being overweight or obese.

Unlike drugs that work the same way, (hyper stimulate our brains reward center but leave our health in shambles) the worse the food is, the cheaper and more super-abundantly it is available. You don’t need to meet a dealer, show an ID or steal it. Unhealthy, arguably addictive unnatural manufactured foods are everywhere. (Heck, you don’t even have to leave your car if you don’t want to!)

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  1. Michael Leary Reply

    Well done Kristin!!

  2. mcgrail Reply

    Much needed rest day… Great Job Kristin! You continue to be an inspiration! The hard work and effort you put in is nothing short of amazing.

  3. Mark Lee Reply

    I really encourage everyone to watch those videos-knowing ‘Why’ when it comes to food and cravings is a avenue to ‘How’ can I get this under control. There are 4 more coming soon.

  4. Erin Meagher Reply

    Great videos Mark! Kristin your just awesome – you have worked SO hard and you look amazing!

  5. sarah lee Reply

    I’m still proud of you kristin!

  6. KristinP Reply

    Thanks guys and thanks for posting this Mark! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen that pic. It’s a really nice reminder of how far I’ve come! The funny thing is, the pants I’m wearing under the giant ones would fall off now. I’m even smaller! How’s that for incentive to keep on the CF/Paleo bandwagon?? Three years and going strong!! Couldn’t have done it without the support of Mark and Sarah and all my peeps… and btw, all you newbies have it easy now as compared to what they made me do my first few weeks. Just had to say it:)

    Great vids Mark!

  7. Amy Sch Reply

    Mark, thanks for posting these videos. For me I can steer clear of the gluten but I tend to turn a blind eye to sugar when I want it. This gives me something to think about. Great post!

  8. sarah lee Reply

    It’s true. But you did make progress FAST!

  9. Jennifer Benedetti Reply

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  10. Jennifer Benedetti Reply

    Kristin, awesome job! You are such an inspiration!!
    Mark, great videos, thanks!

  11. Annmarie Reply

    Great videos and yes, I am a sugar sddict! Who knew? Well, ok, everyone else but me lol. Thanks for the vids, I’m going to make everyone I know watch them.
    Kristin – you are amazing and inspiring to me! Fantastic job!

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