14% of adults worldwide are addicted to food
A systematic review in the British Medical Journal found that 14% of adults worldwide are addicted to food, with ultra-processed foods (UPFs) playing a significant role. UPFs contain refined carbs and fats that trigger dopamine release in the brain, similar to addictive substances. Nutritionist Robert Hobson suggests a high-protein, low-carb breakfast to regulate blood sugar levels. To optimize eating habits, individuals can track hunger levels and snack patterns to identify healthy snack times and choices.