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The Science of Appetite & Overeating (Video)

By Trace Dominguez, Discovery Channel

Food is amazing. It’s delicious and helps keep us alive. It’s the fuel that keeps our human bodies going, but it can also be dangerous and destructive to those same bodies.

Overeating is very common. When humans are hungry, they eat, but sometimes they get carried away. This video explains the science behind overeating and how we can beat it (in a nutshell, help your brain by eating balanced and healthy meals instead of foods with high fat and sugar content).

 

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4:45AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Great video. Thanks for sharing. If people ate sensibly and did not over eat, there would be far less cases of obesity.

8:34AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thanks

6:36PM PST on Jan 8, 2013

good to know

1:47AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

TY

2:24AM PST on Nov 7, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

8:48AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

so awesome. loved this. informative

6:57AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Nice !

7:21AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Thanks

10:55PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

It's a fact that if you drink an 8 oz. glass of water before eating, it will satisfy your hunger better, and not cause you to over eat.

9:52PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Good info, and makes sense...thanks

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