Yo-yo dieters’ brains eventually show “drug-addict” like reactions. Compulsive eater eventually become immune to the reward of pleasurable food, and need a bigger and bigger “hit”, just like drug addicts. Compulsive eaters and drug addicts have similar brain reactions.
When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?
When taken to the extreme, an obsession with clean eating can be a sign that the person is struggling to manage their mental health.
People who compulsively check their phones, tend to be fatter than people who don’t.