There is no debate that junk food tastes great but there could be more to it than taste. One app is set to change the way that you eat, by rewiring your brain. Don’t worry, this isn’t some surgical procedure, it’s all done by changing what makes you happy. This food training app helps to replace how your brain receives dopamine, the chemical we produce that creates happiness. What isn’t as well known about why we eat junk food is that it’s directly tied to making us feel happier. Anyone who has ever overeaten knows that this feeling of happiness is only temporary. Many people hate the emotions that come with dieting, when they don’t realize that the junk food is causing the imbalances and irrational thinking in the brain. This app is totally free and is available for the android system right now. However, there are plans to bring this app to other operating systems in the near future. The science behind how this app works is truly astonishing. Knowing that triggering the brain’s dopamine is a predictor of eating junk food, this game helps to change what makes you happy. Another common source of dopamine release is through playing games.
Whether you’re slaying a dragon boss or completing one more level before bed, it creates happiness. I can attest to how much I can lose time by playing a video game. That feeling of not wanting to turn the gaming system off, when you know you should, likely means that you are getting dopamine and you don’t want it to stop. Through using this new training app, you will be shown pictures of various foods. The foods in this app will be separated into two groups, healthy and unhealthy snacks. Users will then be asked to select only foods that are healthy. I love this app because it has two different purposes: it retrains how we think of food and it helps to release dopamine, through winning the game. This news isn’t just another fad, either, it actually is working at helping people to rethink the way that they picture foods. I can see this app only being the start of apply these scientific findings to how we eat. If we could have this game in various schools, maybe it would help to curb the obesity problem that we face. Another great part of this app was that it only takes about ten minutes a day to complete.
You won’t need to give up your entire weekend or wait around for your energy to recharge. The creators of this app have kept things amazingly simple, while also still being able to learn so many new findings about re-training the mind. As we know, the more that you do a task, repeatedly, you will increase the likelihood of maintaining the habit. When you find that those junk food cravings are derailing the supplement cycle you are running, it’s tough to resist temptation. I know that I ended up gaining ten pounds, due to unhealthy foods, in a cycle that I should have lost weight. Knowing that I wasted all of that effort for a few cheeseburgers really had me disappointed in myself. If you want to get a heads up on improving your willpower, check out this app. You really have nothing to lose here, not only is this application backed by sound science, it’s also free, you can’t beat that.