Pizza solves everything … unless you’re this thirty-something-year-old man who was supposed to be on a diet to save his life. If you’ve been feeling hopeless, like your life is spiraling on a downhill slope, know that you are not the only one.
The story of this kicked-out hospital patient in need of help will remind you that life can surprise us in unpredictable ways. Everybody deserves a chance to redeem themselves from the bad choices they’ve once made. But what happens when you mess up your one chance?
Meet Steven Assanti
Meet Steven Assanti: An 800-pound man from Providence, United States. This man had a food addiction and was attempting to turn his life around by committing to a special weight-loss program. “I just love to eat … It’s an addiction, and I realize that. And it’s a disease.”
Food addictions work the same as any other addiction. Consuming foods high in carbohydrates, fat, salt, sugar, or artificial sweeteners triggers the pleasure centers of the brain and releases “feel-good” chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin. This keeps the brain craving it in growing quantities.