Neuroscience

We Know What We Should Eat [Basically]. So Why Don’t We Just Do It?

SharePinTweetPrintEmailWhatsAppMoreI get that there’s a lot of confusion out there these days around nutrition. This friend is doing paleo and that one’s gone vegan. One day coconut oil cures everything and the next it’s giving you heart disease. But all the alarmist Facebook and local news stories aside, we all (kind of) know what we…

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How your Brain is Tricking you Into Eating Sugar and Buying Shoes

SharePinTweetPrintEmailWhatsAppMoreYou’ve probably heard about the neurotransmitter called dopamine. Many people make the mistake of thinking that dopamine is a “feel good chemical” and that the reason we crave things like ice cream, gambling, potato chips or shopping is because they light up the dopamine receptors in our brains and makes us feel great! Well, that’s…

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What the Reason Might be When the Scale Won't Budge

SharePinTweetPrintEmailWhatsAppMoreIt seems like losing weight should just be about math, right? Calories in, calories out. If the calories in are greater than the calories out, we gain weight. If we shift the equation and make calories out greater than, poof, we drop the pounds. And sometimes it does work like that. But sometimes it doesn’t.…

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One Donut Will Make a Difference – But not the for the Reasons you Think

SharePinTweetPrintEmailWhatsAppMoreYou’re standing in line at the coffee shop, staring at the beautiful display of donuts, Danishes and croissants beside the cashier. It’s early in the morning and you’re on your way to work. You didn’t sleep well, you’re not looking forward to the day ahead and you think about how much one of those glossy…

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