by Rhonda Fleming
The body works in a very systematic manner. Signals are sent all over this system by the control center which is your brain.
These messages tell you when you feel like taking a nap or full slumber. They indicate if you need a nice warm shower or a good jog under a nice warm weather.
Moreover, these transmissions pat you on the back when it’s time to bring in more fluids into your body and more importantly load yourself up by having a bite of your most favourite treat.
But like any other system, the body fails. Yes it is not perfect. And when it does fails certain disorders wreak havoc on your body functions which then causes a chain reaction on your everyday performance.
One very annoying disorder is something that involves eating. Eating can be very addictive at times. Admit it you can sometimes gobble up massive bites in a seating.
Food addiction is termed medically as compulsive eating. It is commonly evidenced by an unrelenting relationship with food. Obsession in food itself readily settles in.
All that a person experiencing compulsive eating can picture is having food by his side in isolation. This individual has the will and eagerness to partake in eating even when hunger is not on the table.
The person even has the tendency to map out plans and theatrical fantasies of enjoying himself with the company of tasty dishes and treats. Moreover, food addicts are on the tear whenever food is in sight.
They will work their way into uncontrollable frenzied acts even if they are past that state when they are actually full.
This is the reason that most compulsive eaters are showcased as overweight and obese. Although these people are inclined to feasting in binges, they do not have that behavior seen on bulimics wherein purging, excessive exercise, and guilty feelings are present.
Another bit of fact for these overeaters is that they have the tendency to pick on different kinds of food throughout the day. Talk about having no satisfaction at all.
This activity then leads to attaining calories more than what is required by the body. Overeating is a very serious matter that needs a lot of pondering when one is inflicted with it.
When taken jokingly without medical and psychological assistance, it can subsequently develop to life-threatening conditions such as severe depression, cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and heart failure, diabetes, high levels of bad cholesterol, sleep disturbance, bone tissue wasting and degradation, stroke, arthritis, and kidney disorders.
Let’s go scientific and take a closer look at how the body is really affected by this condition. Research shows that the addiction is brought about by the abnormal metabolism of endorphins in the brain.
Addiction in general concepts occurs due to the possibility of reward satisfaction.
Individual suffering form compulsive overeating get this satisfaction by the act of engaging in a delightful and tasty feast. Serotonin or pleasure hormones are then secreted in the process.
Inversely, when there is withdrawal from food consumption serotonin levels drop to a minimum wherein anxiety and depression takes place.
The thought of being able to enjoy your favourite dish after a day’s hard work at school or the office is very tempting. Just make sure that in order to make the experience both rewarding and satisfying maintain moderation and ward away that addictive eating disorder.