519: Reducing food cravings & why willpower doesn’t exist | Neuroscientist Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Jan 4 2024 • 53 mins

“Don't underestimate the power of curiosity," says Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. Jud, a neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, joins us to discuss how to reduce unhealthy food cravings, plus: - Why do we eat when we’re not hungry? (~00:09) - What really drives hunger? (~02:59) - Should you see a nutritionist or neuroscientist? (~06:42) - The psychological component of weight loss (~11:14) - How to overcome food cravings (~15:32) - Why willpower doesn’t exist (~19:56) - How personality types influence intuitive eating (~22:58) - How to hack your brain’s reward system (~29:24) - How to actually eat intuitively (~32:11) - Committing to healthier snacks (~40:33) - What Jud eats in a typical day (~43:12) - How hunger hormones change with age (~45:58) - Hunger differences by gender (~47:40) - Why curiosity is a superpower (~51:09) Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/creatine20 to get 20% off creatine+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Visit shop.mindbodygreen.com/whey20 to get 20% off grass-fed whey protein isolate+. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Jud's book, The Hunger Habit. - mbg Podcast episode #294 and #197 with Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #482, with Jillian Michaels. - Jud's previous book, Unwinding Anxiety. - Eat Right Now app. - Jud's study showing a 40% reduction in craving-related eating. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices