Why Do We Overeat, and How Can We Stop?

 

Today’s featured video is a lecture by obesity researcher and neurobiologist Dr. Stephan Guyenet. In it, he discusses some helpful and practical tips about the neurobiological underpinnings of our eating habits that can help you better understand why you gain weight.

He starts off by noting that the obesity epidemic closely parallels an increase in daily calorie consumption in the US. Compared to 1960, Americans eat an average of 363 calories more per day today. But why do Americans eat so much more now compared to previous decades?

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