The thing about pizza is that you're getting a huge rush of exorphins from both the wheat and dairy proteins.
No wonder it's so addicting.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
I haven't eaten grains in almost a year. At that time, after not having eaten grains for several months, I succumbed to a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie and felt ill for 24 hours afterward. Even the smell of freshly-made baked goods actually makes me feel nauseous now. I am not tempted in the least to try them again.
Have a read about "Wheat Belly" or listen to the on line interviews. The wheat we have been eating since the 70s is addictive, and it contains much larger amounts of a hunger producing protein.
So THATS why the pizza place that I lived nearby was so damn delicious at 2am!
Yes, I had terrible eating habits in college.
Anyone else get heartburn (not too severe, but uncomfortable) when they cheat and have sugar/pasta/pizza/more than a couple slices of bread/etc?
Makes sense about the pizza addiction, given that cheese has the highest casein content of any dairy product and they often add extra gluten to pizza dough to make it more chewy. Casomorphins aren't really news, we've been hearing about them for decades. In fact there was an interesting study done way back in 1984 implicating casomorphins in postpartum psychosis:
CSF and plasma beta-casomorphin-like opioid peptides in postpartum psychosis. - Abstract - UK PubMed Central
Last edited by Dig62; 01-31-2012 at 06:30 AM.