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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why is junk food so darn appealing? Sigh.

School was canceled today due to no power, so another lazy day. Though I did get quite a bit done for my business, which is good.
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    I'm reading an interesting book on behavioral psychology and business. Must blog about it soon. In the meantime, scientists have found that our will power gets depleted with each things we must do that we don't like. So, if you have 100% willpower in the morning but you have a meeting with that colleague whom you don't like, then make yourself meet with this person cuz it's part of your job andyour will power goes down as a consequence. So, if you didn't bring your lunch to work and are foreced to go out for lunch, you're more likely to eat things you shouldn't as the willpower you would have normally used to resist the cheeseburger was depleted by having to have a meeting you didn't want to have. If we rely on willpower, we're f*ked. So, the author states we achieve better results by avoiding temptation than by trying to resist it. And, avoiding temptation is done by preparing ahead of time (like having healthy snacks in our desks or bringing lunch to work), and by not having junk food in the house. It's an interesting read and it's making a world of difference in how I do things.

    Hope my long explanation to your simple question helps a bit.
    2667 days ago
    The unholy trinity: sugar, salt and fat. Our brains crave all three and if you can get it all in one food it is ecstasy. (sigh)
    2673 days ago
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