072: Dopamine Fast
This month inside Nourish Yourself: Body+Mind, we are doing a "dopamine fast", as described by Dr. Anna Lembke in her book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Of course, you can't actually fast from a naturally occurring brain hormone, but you can choose to be more intentional about where you're getting your dopamine from. That's what it's all about.
If you've been using food. (or alcohol, gaming, social media, shopping, you name it) to feel good, you're probably finding yourself in this cycle of desperately not wanting to engage in those activities, but finding yourself compelled to anyway, almost as if you're doing it against your own will.
There's a good reason why this happens - it's your brain doing what brain's do, trying to seek pleasure, avoid pain, and do so by using the least amount of energy possible. This is the basis behind habits.
The good news is that you can break this cycle, and in this episode, you'll learn how.
If you need some help, it's not too late to join us inside Nourish Yourself. Find out more at www.wayzahealth.com/nourish-yourself.