What is your brain trained to want?
Do you love things that cause you harm?
Do you try to force your self to do things that you do not want to do?
What energies drive your life?
Let’s talk about food and brain training.
Do you eat healthy food because you want to or because you have to?
My guess is that you eat healthy food because you have to or because you think you should.
Can you imagine what it would be like to want to eat food that fuels you?
Fighting against yourself, forcing yourself to do things, doing things because you have to is exhausting, and has an expiration date.
Getting clear on what you want, getting your brain on board is sustainable and is lifelong.
I eat food that fuels me because I want to.
I eat food that makes me feel good because I want to.
I love eating healthy food because I have trained my brain to desire healthy food.
I have no problem passing up food that is not good for my body.
No struggle. No force. No willpower.
But it was not always like this for me.
I used to be addicted to sugar, I could not control myself.
I would often binge eat huge amounts of desserts and then lie in bed with my stomach in pain, full of regret, and promising myself to never eat that way again.
I have been there.
More than once.
I am no longer there.
Because I retrained my brain.
You can too.
Decide what it is that you want to want.
Then train your brain to desire what it is that you want to want.
It sounds magical.
It is logical.
Your brain is already trained, it is what brains have evolved to do.
The difference is training your brain intentionally, rather than it being trained by default.