After a long day of network troubleshooting (both work and personal), my brain is mush. So, I’m taking the easy way out today and just posting a link to a TEDblog article that discusses why it’s so difficult to lose weight and keep it off. Essentially, your brain doesn’t want you to. Perhaps you should go read it to fill in the blanks from my 6-word cliffnotes summary.
I thought it was really interesting how this article reinforces the critical nature of the two most important LE habits: eating slowly and stopping before you’re completely full. These two habits are part of what this researcher touts as the only way to really keep off weight because otherwise, it takes too much willpower, which is in short supply.
Really, willpower sucks. Since it’s such a limited resource, instead you need to learn to rely on listening to your body — eating mindfully, she calls it. Sound familiar?
So – seriously – go read it. You’ll be happy you did.