Ive been following Stephan's food reward series pretty closely. Tonight he finally poster his diet recommendations based on his theory of food reward being a dominant factor in obesity. It's fairly paleo, at least in the way I think of paleo, the higher you go in the levels. What do you guys think of it? http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/06/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity_28.html#more
Edit: I've chewed over it, and though his recommendations may seem a bit wacked out to a person without a grounding in the fundamentals of an ancestral diet, for the average paleo the recommendations seem rather tame and conservative which keeps in line with how i think about Stephan's approach. The areas of interest that i'd like to get more thought on are 1) the part when he is against adding fat to food- he specifies that eating it alone is fine but that you shouldn't add it. 2)not adding herbs and spices to your meals to lower the pallatability.3)monontonous meals/minimal food choice.
I'm not doubting that this will work to drastically reduce people's calories but is taking away the enjoyment out of the food really necessary. If studies are beginning to deduce that the satiety meter is out of wack in the hypothalamus and leptin signalling is off because of constant elevated fructose consumption combined with industrial seed oils inflaming the hypothalamus, then won't removing these elements from your diet bring the calories down as a result of fixing leptin signalling and stopping the inflammation of the hypothalamus? what do you think?