Your Brain Loves Junk Food (Here’s How To Re-Program it)

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Your brain loves junk food.

Can’t stop eating once you start?

You can blame your brain.

Your brain is doing its job to keep you alive.

For example, high-fat foods are energy dense. Good news if you’re a hunter-gatherer and nutrients are scarce.

Junk foods give us a “hit” or a reward. We’ll go out of our way to get foods with a high reward value

Our brains like caffeine and alcohol.

How to re-program your brain:

  • Eat more whole, fresh, minimally processed foods with a balance of macronutrients, protein, carbs and fats.
  • Eat slowly and mindfully. No matter what you eat, slowing down will help your digestive system do its job.

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Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.