First of all, what is this? We can define generational obesity as the carrying over, generation to generation, or parent to child, of a lifestyle that encourages overweight. Like parent, like child, etc.
Fasting can be done safely and effectively for weight loss if you do it in a proven healthy way. But who really likes to deprive themselves? I don’t. As to exercising – it is healthy and it can enhance weight loss, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. About 75% of weight loss comes from diet and 25% exercise.
Well – you have a right to be concerned. Sugar particularly (right along with wheat which we often consume with it), causes opioids and dopamine (a neurotransmitter) to be released in our brain’s chemistry. So essentially, we just crave more and more to get that high feeling (from dopamine). If you consume sugar repeatedly, your brain produces less dopamine, and so to get to this pleasurable high feeling, you keep eating sugar more and more. Sugar can even be more addictive than cocaine!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.