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Carbs get a bad rap, proteins hyped

Mr. Miller, who has almost time started: fasting today, the people with whom you, as a psychologist, have, for religious reasons?
no, not many people fast today, primarily for religious reasons. The one who fasts voluntarily, to gain a bit of control back, and in the meantime, the opposite of Abundance or over-excitement in the everyday experience.

Why dispense with because so many people nowadays on the consumption of meat, sugar, or opt for a vegan diet?
The decision can be made on ethical and moral grounds but also on health aspects. Diet is also a Lifestyle issue. Take, as example, muscle and fitness, addiction, nutrition a Central role in the rules of play. Carbs and sugar are demonized. The focus is on the sense of belonging. It belongs to a positively valued Lifestyle or group. This gives a good feeling.

what type of food is being dispensed to the most?
There are different currents and movements: In recent years, proteins have to be spoken in the Lifestyle Trends in General, carbohydrates are bad, however, very hyped, and not just in the gym. But we are today more than ever, in everyday life, with very different feeding practices, rules, and life settings. As the current examples of vegetarian, vegan, ketogenic, or gluten-free diets.

not for the health-conscious: A Portion of French fries. Photo: Keystone

What are the groups of people fasting on the most?
The not-so-clear answer. We observe almost similar nutrition especially in obese persons, persons with eating difficulties, or people, which have focused on Fitness.

Which is the psychological aspect behind the fasting?
neuro-biologically considered fasting very exciting. After a few hours, you can demonstrate changes in the brain. Food is associated in the brain with reward stimuli. When we eat, pour the brain Serotonin. We have cells in the brain, which respond to the neurotransmitter, Serotonin, by shooting him, and so lucky will be forwarded appeal. When not fasting to eat, are broken down in a couple of hours these cells. This one has more Serotonin in the brain. This makes us feel happier. However, each brain is not responding the same. In anorektiker interior, for example, it seems to be, that in the reward center by eliminating more reward stimuli are triggered.

"the one Who fasts voluntarily, to gain a bit of control back": Roland Müller, specialist psychologist at the obesity center Adimed in Winterthur.

And when the "individual fasting", for example mobile phone, Laptop or TV?
Here, the waiver may be more than one kind of protection, or relaxation mechanism and is a sign that we are simply overwrought.

What are the differences you see between the renunciation of food and the renunciation of material things?
I would say that the reward center reacts in a similar way. On food-related fasting, of course, has in its origin a religious Background and can be health-promoting. In the case of the electronic devices, for example, the waiver helps rather, in the head to shut down.

there Are dangers that you have to consider?
persons with a predisposition for an eating disorder, so for example, a "Vice versa-functioning" reward system, you run the risk of developing an eating disorder. Also people with known health problems should not start a detox. (Der landbote)

Created: 02.04.2019, 18:05 PM

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