Training Your Willpower?

I was just reading this article from NPR; an experiment was done (details in the article) and it was determined that when people had seven digits to remember, instead of two, they were more likely to choose cake over salad (it sounds kind of weird, but check out the article, which talks about the part of the brain that’s used for willpower).

“This helps explain why, after a long day at the office, we’re more likely to indulge in a pint of ice cream, or eat one too many slices of leftover pizza,” Lehrer writes.

My own diet modification over the last six months or so makes me wonder how much it’s possible to work at training your brain and body with healthy food, so that when it comes time to choose between the “cakes” and “salads” of my own life, my body naturally gravitates toward the salad.
Easier said than done, I guess!

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