Learn how to tap into your brainpower and stress less to weigh less - and kick your sugar habit to the curb.
"Like most people, I was not dealing well with the low levels of continuous stress in my life. Stress had me turning to comfort foods, which tend to be high in fat and sugar, and sometimes to alcohol. It was stress-induced overeating and under-exercising that was wreaking havoc on my body. And my brain was driving it all." This book is not about dieting; as we know, diets may make us fatter and more stressed.
Because it is not about willpower. It is about brainpower.
When neuroscientist Dr. Selena Bartlett had this light-bulb moment, she was doing research on alcohol and sugar addiction. She sat at her desk for hours each day, ate poorly, rarely exercised, and unthinkingly reached for candy and cookies far too often.
Then her lab discovered that sugar has exactly the same effect on the brain as alcohol and nicotine - one of the most addictive substances in the world. Selena realized you can use the power of neuroscience and neuroplasticity to retrain your brain to get the mindset that trims the body.
In clear, accessible prose, she explains how stress affects the more primitive parts of the brain and stops us from exercising and eating properly and resisting sugar and alcohol - what Selena calls having a MiGGi moment (for the stressed out brain). She shows you how to become aware of those moments and how to respond instead of react to stress. There are simple tools and exercises to reboot your mindset, trim the body and transform your life.