Category Archives: Human Behavior: Willpower

Why Keeping the Weight Off Over the Long Term is So Hard

Newswise — SILVER SPRING, MD: A new report combining perspectives from a range of obesity experts identifies genetic, epigenetic and neuro-hormonal differences between individuals as one of the key challenges associated with weight loss and long-term weight control. The authors, … Continue reading

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Trying to help others eat right? This is what you’re up against.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Calling all pasta lovers: Olive Garden is celebrating the return of its most popular promotion – Never Ending Pasta Bowl – with the introduction of the first-ever Never Ending Pasta Pass. Beginning today, … Continue reading

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10 calorie-limit temptations and how to thwart them

Your hunger is a mystery. Some days you eat what’s on your plate and move on, while others it’s like your stomach is an empty pit. Yes, it can be confusing. That’s because you’re grappling with your hunger (a physical … Continue reading

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Top 10 Qualities of Extremely Successful People

By Lolly Daskal If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you’d cultivate a garden for the best yield. The attributes here are shared by successful people everywhere, but they didn’t happen … Continue reading

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Willpower for Dummies

Willpower For Dummies shows you how to train, strengthen, and improve your willpower in seven easy steps! Written by a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist, the book proves that willpower can be learned like any other skill, and provides tons … Continue reading

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I quit sugar

A week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your looks, mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes. Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn’t realize how much sugar was hidden … Continue reading

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Tips to dieters: avoid late nights, friends, alcohol

Dieters more likely to give in to alcoholic temptations than to sugary snacks There’s more to dieting than just sheer willpower and self-control. The presence of friends, late night cravings or the temptation of alcohol can often simply be too … Continue reading

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Nutritional Strategies for Energy This Holiday Season

INDIANAPOLIS — Many people feel sluggish during the holiday season. Workouts often take a backseat to holiday events, planning and shopping. Because it gets darker earlier, motivation to accomplish exercise goals in the evening can take a hit. “The lack … Continue reading

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Chronic dieters’ brain disruptions weaken willpower; may respond to muscle-like training

A new Dartmouth neuroimaging study suggests chronic dieters overeat when the regions of their brain that balance impulsive behavior and self-control become disrupted, decreasing their capacity to resist temptation. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychological Science, indicate that … Continue reading

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Willpower alone is not enough

“There are three components to motivation. The first is our conscious objectives and desires – for example, the aspiration for a highly paid role in a company in order to achieve a certain standard of living. We are also driven … Continue reading

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Obesity: when people are taught to imagine, or simulate the future, they can improve their ability to delay gratification

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dieters call it willpower; social scientists call it delayed gratification. It’s the ability to delay an immediate reward in favor of a bigger future reward, for example, having a slimmer body in a few months … Continue reading

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Temptation, food cues, and successful dieting: new research

The Rise and Fall of Self-Control: Temptation-Elicited Goal Activation and Effortful Goal-Directed Behavior Published online before print December 27, 2012, doi: 10.1177/1948550612471061 Social Psychological and Personality Science September 2013 vol. 4 no. 5 546-554 Guido M. van Koningsbruggen1⇑ Wolfgang Stroebe2,3 … Continue reading

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Removing temptations altogether is better than just avoiding them with willpower, says new study

If you are trying to lose weight or save for the future, new research suggests avoiding temptation may increase your chances of success compared to relying on willpower alone. The study on self-control by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge … Continue reading

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