Is Your Brain Is Stopping You From Losing Weight?

Is Your Brain Stopping You From Losing Weight?If you want to lose weight, you need to focus more on your brain than on your diet.

Check out this article on Lifehacker, which explains that the secret to weight loss is understanding your behaviors and motivations at their roots:

Approximately 20 percent of the calories we expend daily are used by our brains. Because brain activity is so costly, things like self-control and decision making cannot be relied on indefinitely. As a result, willpower is a limited resource. Like a muscle, willpower becomes fatigued when exercised too frequently. All the decisions you make throughout the day deplete your willpower, and when you start running out of steam your ability to choose healthy food over more convenient food rapidly diminishes. Ironically, increasing your blood sugar can help restore willpower to some extent. But finding a healthy way to raise blood sugar in a state of depleted willpower can pose quite the dilemma. Tired brains find it much easier to just grab a cookie.

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