Saturday, February 13, 2016
1012 C Street Floresville, TX 78114 Phone: 830-216-4519 Fax: 830-393-3219
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Healthy Living: Don’t be a diet hero
What’s a “Diet Hero”? Someone who thinks sheer willpower alone is enough to conquer those sweet and savory snack attacks.
A study on self-control by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Dusseldorf published in the journal Neuron compared “the effectiveness of willpower versus voluntarily restricting access to temptations, called ‘precommitment’ ... and the mechanisms in the brain that play a role in precommitment.”
They found that “the most effective way to beat temptations is to avoid facing them in the first place.”
Additionally, the researchers found that precommitment activates the frontopolar cortex, the brain region that is involved in thinking about the future. And when the frontopolar cortex is engaged during precommitment, “it increases its communication with a region that plays an important role in willpower, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.”
Best advice: Toss out the unhealthy food from your house and don’t rely on willpower alone.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Basketball Scores (February 10, 2016)
Bears unable to keep the Bulldogs at bay (February 10, 2016)
Falls City dominates Kenedy (February 10, 2016)
Floresville Jaguars clinch coveted district champ title (February 10, 2016)
Floresville tennis captures first (February 10, 2016)
Frenzied Hornets sting Corpus Christi Carroll (February 10, 2016)
Mustangs dock Tigers’ tails (February 10, 2016)
Varsity Game Watch (February 10, 2016)
Basketball Scores (February 3, 2016)
Brahma power! (February 3, 2016)
FHS tennis finishes second in tourney (February 3, 2016)
Jaguars fall to San Marcos and Seguin (February 3, 2016)
Lady Mustangs take down Stockdale (February 3, 2016)
Soccer Scores (February 3, 2016)
Tigers, Matadors showcase defensive skills (February 3, 2016)
Varsity Game Watch (February 3, 2016)