The link sends you to NPR's website, click the "listen now" button to hear the interview in it's entirety. You won't be disappointed!
Why you Can't Eat "Just One"
I heard NPR's Ira Flatow interview Dr. Kessler, former Federal Food and Drug Administrator last Friday and want to share the link with you all. Kessler's understanding of how our brains react to sugar, fat and salt combinations gave me some great insight on why is it so hard for many of us to stay away from the foods we know are making us fat and unhealthy. I've beaten myself up many times for eating that extra brownie or cookie, when I know I didn't really want it. Kessler explains the science behind why we are drawn to these foods, how large corporations are capitalizing on our weaknesses and what we can do to re-teach our brains not to go back to the sundae bar again and again.