Pizza can bring out the Lean God, “Leptin”
You will see why people with ABS do in fact..
ENJOY THEIR favorite slice of pizza..
When they intuitively need it.
This is because having a carbohydrate & caloric rich food on occasion jacks circulating LEPTIN which sends a signal to the brain that you’ve been fed..
and makes eating healthier and less hedonically as a lifestyle feel right.
So YES.. YES..
In order to eat less in the long run.. you need to enjoy more in the short-run.
Think about it. You had a night out on the town.. ended it with some slices with the BOYS..
or the GIRLS.. or heck.. it was a party… and everyone was doing it!
Eating your vegetables and protein on monday seemed natural.. In fact, you didn’t even crave the pizza at all.
This is because of the effects it had on your brain. The increased leptin and insulin sent a positive signal..
activiating active thyroid..
and made for ONE HECK OF A DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE.
So yes, in that moment (you did in fact over-eat).. but it sent a cascading signal to your brain which in fact, structured a life of health.
Pizza (and things like pizza), used intuitively can be used..
To get abs..
and ENJOY SOME MMM-MM-MM-SCRUM-DIDDLY-UMPTIOUS.
Letpin Resistance/Insulin Sensitivy/Hedonic Adaptation
I am going to explain to you why.. Pizza..
is more enjoyable.. if you have it intuitively..
meaning (when your body actually needs it)
So we know that carbohydrate rich treats like pizza jack up insulin and leptin..
but if we do this too often.. it causes leptin resistance (8) and insulin resistance (9) (aka the type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome ) (10)
Futher, by having pizza all the time, it becomes less enjoyable do to “hedonic adaptation”. The mind will adjust to anything over time..
that person you found oh-so intriguing
and definitely pizza. (7)
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