How To Outsmart Your Hungry Brain with Researcher and Author Stephan Guyenet

We all have our vices, whether its chips, ice cream, cookies, pizza, take your pick. Even though, we are well aware that we probably shouldn’t indulge in these platable foods we have all found ourselves after a large meal or our favorite food wondering why and how we ate so much. Our guest today explains the science behind why this happens and what we can do to prevent it. 

Stephan Guyenet is a writer and science consultant with a background in neuroscience and obesity research. He has a BS in biochemistry and a PhD in neurobiology.He specializes in the science of obesity, tying together research from several related fields to offer explanations and solutions for our global weight problem He is the author of “The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat”.

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Key Highlights:

 What type of behavior do we represent when we give in to “seductive” type of foods

What are the effects of dopamine spike to our food choices and future food motivations.

How can you fight back cravings and overeating?


Time Stamps

2:18 – Who Stephan Guyenet is and what brought him to writing The Hungry Brain?

09:16 – Can you talk about the two systems of our brain?

22:33 – Influence of dopamine to cravings and cheat days

31:40 –  Advice he would give to a dad with kids regarding responsible food preferences

39:40 – Why we tend to overeat specifically in buffets?

44:40 – How can you fight back cravings and overeating?

57:43 – What is really driving obesity?

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