What’s the Brain’s Effect on Weight Loss?

Sylvia Bunge, a researcher from UC Berkley on Cognitive control said, “Use words and thoughts consciously using the pre-frontal cortex. Rules are not the same as will power. You must set rules in your mind and change your habits by behaving differently. Change the controller from the stimulus (trigger) to yourself. The brain can be trained using the pre-frontal cortex. The pre-frontal cortex is the part of the brain responsible for executive control. The pre-frontal cortex boosts the force of goals sending excitatory inputs to the weaker representation (the long-term goals) amping that up. Increase in neuron activity is going to control your ability to walk away. New learning will substitute for the old.”

“This requires attention practice, and planning. The urge to stop doesn’t last. Once you walk by the neurons settle down. You are not tempted anymore. Overtime the intensity of the neurons will diminish and it will make the signal of the pre-frontal cortex even stronger. This will make it easier for you to walk away from junk food.” (Kessler, David)