Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brain Function in Self Control - For All the Desert Lovers Out There

Hmmmmmm.......  This is interesting stuff.  Literally, they can see the parts of your brain 'light up' with activity when a temptation is presented.  Both the 'self control' areas and the 'tempted' areas show increased neural activity.  But when you are tempted multiple times, the 'self control' areas fire off weaker and weaker.  There is a physiological basis to the truth in the Stresser's Diet:

Instructions for Stress Diet
BREAKFAST:
1/2 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
8 oz. skim milk

LUNCH:
4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup herb tea
1 Oreo cookie

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK:
The rest of Oreos in the package
2 pints Rocky Road ice cream, nuts, cherries and whipped cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce

DINNER:
2 loaves garlic bread
4 cans or 1 large pitcher Coke
1 large sausage, mushroom and cheese pizza
3 Snickers bars

LATE EVENING NEWS:
Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from freezer)


Remember, "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts."

2 comments:

Mike said...

Loved that article!

Julie said...

Haha! That's my kInd of menu.