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Michael Mosley says 10-question quiz can show ‘you’re in trouble’

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Michael Mosley says 10-question quiz can show ‘you’re in trouble’

Health and wellbeing guru Dr Michael Mosley says it is possible to be dangerously addicted to good without even knowing it. Dr Mosley,m who admits his own addiction is chocolate, says some people will put their health at risk and find it very difficult to lose weight because of an addiction they don’t even know they have.

Writing in MailOnline, Dr Mosley said addiction is caused by a ‘dopamine hit’ in the brain – a sudden rush of happiness chemicals which your brain tries to replicate time and again. This means you can become addicted to something that is very unhealthy for you because it ‘makes your brain happy’.

He said: “A study last year in the journal Cell showed daily consumption of high-fat/high-sugar snacks rewires the brain so we seek more of these foods.”

Dr Mosley, the man behind the Fast 800 health and weight-loss plan, has created a 10-question quiz based on the Yale Food Addiction Scale. He says if you answer ‘yes’ to more than three then ‘you may be in trouble’.

1. When I start eating this food, I can’t stop and end up eating much more than I intended.

2. I keep on eating this food even when I am no longer hungry.

3. I eat to the point where I feel physically ill.

4. I find myself craving this food when I’m stressed.

5. If it isn’t in the house, I will get in the car and drive to the nearest shop that sells it.

6. I use this food to make myself feel better.

7. I hide this food so even those close to me don’t know how much of it I eat.

8. Eating it causes anxiety and feelings of self-loathing and guilt.

9. Although I no longer get much pleasure from eating it, I keep on doing so.

10. I have tried to give this food up but failed.

Dr Mosley said if you have a problem you should speak to your doctor who can signpost the help you need.

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