Hard habit to break?
How many of us made resolutions every January and by May (or maybe even earlier) are already past the point of no return (and no completed resolution)? And, here’s the kicker, you KNOW that the __________________ (name your resolution here!) was good for you to do/eat/drink/not drink/not smoke/not eat/etc. and yet you are at this place of sad acknowledgment that you couldn’t “stick with it”. Did you ever wonder why? What if I told you that it wasn’t your fault?** One very good possible reason why things didn’t work out the way you imagined may be due to your brain not being fed properly.
What does proper brain function require? The whole spectrum of amino acids from protein are necessary, along with constant source of glucose. If you aren’t eating a wide variety of protein, you may not be getting enough amino acids to create the neurotransmitters you need. Neurotransmitters are responsible for your emotions, learning, how you handle pain, memory, and many other things, including commitment and motivation. Anything in this list not showing up and causing you to leave your prior resolutions unfinished?
Since neurotransmitters are more complicated than just eating real food and since everyone is biochemically unique, I cannot give general advice here. As much as gaining good eating/exercise habits is beneficial, if your brain isn’t committed to the task at hand, it might be a good idea to work on improving your brain first. Food for thought!!
** I say “possible” because there could be other reasons why things didn’t work out the way you imagined. Just consider the possibilities!
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