I still have the worst headache ever. Coffee detox suuuuucks. I saw a man in the hotel lobby with coffee and I wanted to mug him.
I thought I would include some of my notes from yesterday’s lectures for my ladies of the Nute. Straight from Dr F:
~sprouting beans increases vitamin content but decreases resistant starch, which is less beneficial for weight loss.
~`Animal protein, sugar and **caffeine** feed toxic hunger’—- a direct quote. Sigh.
~Resistant starch in beans is broken down by bacteria in the gut and converted into short chain fatty acids called butyrates. Butyrates promote fat burning.
~`you cannot escape from the laws of biological cause and effect ‘
~When your body is micronutrient deficient, the brain is stimulated and tells you to eat more
~Dr F mentioned two words repeatedly yesterday : abstinence and cocaine . He frequently likened the dopamine surge from binge eating to the high you get from cocaine, which is also involved in a dopamine surge. He said that people need to abstain for a long enough period of time from addictive SAD foods to stop experience cravings. He said in his experience, it takes
about a year for most people.
~He also mentioned that he’s filming a brand new show for PBS called end Dieting Forever. The filming is with a live audience in NY at the end of April, and will be airing in August. He said we could call his office if we wanted to go!
More later… I will be live blogging from my phone throughout the day, and I can’t save drafts so I’m just going to post periodically