Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss goals
|Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss goals||Darrell Miller||01/14/17|
January 14, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss goals
Have you already quit your New Year's diet? If so, it may not be your fault - it may be a matter of evolution. British researchers have discovered that our ancestors, because food was often scarce, became binge-eaters whenever a new source of food appeared. Unfortunately, in today's world where food is almost always available, we still have those primitive cravings. Gaining weight? Blame the cavemen.
- A new year is fast approaching, which means countless people are resolving to lose weight
- Many people who lose weight will ultimately regain it — sometimes with interest
- British researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Bristol created a mathematical model to better understand how an animal would respond to sudden, unpredictable food shortages.
"A new model suggests it's not a failure of willpower, or even of our conscious minds, but rather something much deeper in our evolutionary history."