Healthy fats to include in your diet are avocados, seeds, nuts, olive oil, fish oil & canola oil. Essential fatty acids, known as omega-3s &omega-6s, produce an alert mental state. Water-packed sardines improve mental fuction including lean beef, chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin, shellfish and eggs.
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I heard an author who writes about life changes say that we have two brains: the smart one and the bunny brain. The smart one can plan, but the bunny just wants instant gratification. She says it helps to retrain our brains to focus on the long term gratifications, to essentially trade up. So when I don't want to go to the gym, that is when I need to go the most because my bunny brain is in control. The workout somehow staves off bunny brain too.
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