Eating while bored

Boredom affects our food choices. 

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Apparently we like to eat high fat, high sugar snacks when we are bored. Researchers from the British Psychological Society believe there is a relationship between low levels of dopamine in our brain and reaching for the fatty snacks. Dr. Sandi Mann thinks that if we can’t boost the brain’s dopamine levels through interesting activity we look for other ways to stimulate our brain which includes eating chips. She says,

“Bored people do not eat nuts.”

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Next time you find yourself doing repetitive tasks alternate with a minute of exercise or meditation, both natural ways to increase dopamine, as is sunlight, massage and sleep. Just keep away from the junk food.

Change your mind, change your health,

Shayla


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