How To Train Your Brain To Eat Healthier!

How To Train Your Brain To Eat Healthier!


We all know that we should be eating healthier,
but does that mean we have to cut out our favorite fatty foods? What’s the answer?
The short version: Size matters. Hey everyone, this is Matt Lieberman filling
in for DNews. Researchers at Vanderbilt University have released a new study that offers a new
solution to the age old problem of diet and portion control. Now, dieting seems pretty
cut and dry, in principle. Don’t eat unhealthy food, eat more vegetables, exercise regularly,
shower, rinse, repeat. But more often than not, our draconian attempts to cut out the
pleasurable fats, salts, and sugars that our brains crave cause diets to crash and burn
in their early days, or just make us miserable. However, the trick is to not “diet” at
all, but to shift the ratio of portions over time via something the associate professor
of Management Kelly L. Haws calls vice-virtue bundles. She and her colleagues discovered
that all people have something called a “taste-health balance point” – namely, the proportion
of healthy to unhealthy foods in a single meal that will leave that person satisfied
with their taste and nutritional choices. It’s different for everyone, and I’m sure
that more than one of you has already decided that their balance point looks like a Big
Mac with extra lettuce on it. But here’s the thing: based on the study,
most people fall into a similar range. Namely, the perfect vice-virtue bundle has about one
quarter to one half vice foods, and half to three quarters virtue foods. The example they
provide is a plate of french fries and apple slices. For most people, their brains only
need a small portion of fries to satisfy the vice appetite in their brain, while the apple
slices handle the rest of their hunger in a nutritious way. The study goes on to theorize that vice-virtue
bundles could revolutionize the the fast food industry, which has undergone changes as Americans
seek out healthier food options. By bundling their existing items that are pure vice and
pure virtue, they could create new and attractive options at a relatively low cost. So what can we take away from this study and
apply to our own lives? By finding our taste-health balance point, we can allow ourselves the
fatty, greasy, buttery foods that we love, in a portion that maximizes our desire for
healthier options. The delicious part? Finding that balance one meal at a time. So what do you think about this study? Do
you know what your taste-health balance point is? Let us know in the comments below. I’m Matt
Lieberman filling in for DNews. You can find more of my videos over at Sourcefed. Please
like the video and subscribe to the channel. Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “How To Train Your Brain To Eat Healthier!

  1. First of all, meat and dairy are deadly. They are shut up with hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and GMOs. You want to have almond milk or meat alternatives. As far as the study goes, I need to have some little chunky thing everyday or I do not eat right. I mean to eat fruits, vegetables, nuts,. Grains, and seeds.

  2. I used to have a problem with kit kats around 4 or 5 a day…. Any way as for my perfect balance, its some chicken or sardines on a massive salad, with tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, etc.

  3. I enjoy a diet like this already

    I enjoy my meat (even fatty meats) but I have a ton of vegetables with it
    I'm overweight because I enjoy beer too much and don't exercise which I'm working on and I hope to lose weight as a result but I think reducing the fatty meats a little and upping the vegetables and salad is the way to go and throw in exercise

    Get the balance right and you're good 🙂
    You don't have to have just rabbit food to lose weight, satisfy your craving for the "bad" foods but combine it with healthy foods to fill you up=healthy and delicious meal that's also good for dieting 😀

  4. I don't usually post this. I love the DNews staff! This guy though, catches my attention. Cute, great demeanor. Total mini crush 🙂

  5. i think its a great idea. ive already started doing that. if you have to eat a big mac, get a side salad  instead of fries. you're cutting a lot of fat, calories, and sodium right there even though you're still eating a big mac.

  6. This reminds me of what I consider a perfect burrito; rice, chicken, cheese, lettuce. The rice and lettuce account for more than half of the actual food, but the chicken and cheese make me really want to eat it. Afterwards, I'm like "That was surprisingly good considering that it also wasn't that bad for me."

  7. the 1 thing that most people r forgetting about this whole thing, is the exercising part…. you can eat what ever you want… the way to lose weight is by burning off the same or more of the calories that you have in-taken/in-took (not sure which word if either are real) …. 

  8. The way that those in the scientific community approach dieting (and almost everything else for that matter) is that they fail to acknowledge the spiritual, nonmaterial component of existence. For me, I was unable to gain the willpower to resist sugar until I began to understand and resolve the internal struggles for which I turned to sugary foods to alleviate not feeling comfortable in my own body. Willpower alone would never have been enough. Quite the contrary, if it weren't sugar, it would have been something else:sex, drugs, whatever. When you are whole and at peace internally, you can produce whatever you need to externally to get you to where you need or want to go.

  9. There's no particular way for EVERYONE. It took me a whole year to adapt to dark chocolate, wheat flour, whole grain bread, vegetables, reduce my portion, reduce red meat, reduce fats, reduce restaurants, reduces fried food, reduce salt and cooking each day. I needed spice in every meal. Now i don't eat meat at all, for ethics and environnement purpose. I enjoy cooking like never before, i discover so many flavor it's awesome. 

  10. I like this particular idea because that is what I have fond works for me. I don't eat much meat or dairy. but when I do, it is a small amount with a larger portion of fruits and/or vegetables. I'm satisfied and don't feel like I just drank a cup of grease fat for a meal.
    good ep

  11. man theres a lot of foods out there that are not that tasty and not worth it for how bad they are

  12. What happens is your body gets confused and it increases your metabolism because you are eating fats but at the same time fruits. I feel this works

  13. Not all 'vice' foods are equal.  If healthier fats are used, such as butter and olive oil, the foods become a lot more healthy — albeit still full of calories.  If the foods contain hydrogenated fats and bleached flour, nothing can balance them out or make them healthy.

  14. Great Information, thank you!

    I have almost ruined myself by dieting in order to reduce weight and my family was very worried, 
    because i use to gain and loose weight abruptly.

    Luckily, I started using this "How To Eat" mobile app by lokesh which made me eat the right foods and in 
    right way and using a game like points etc.and made it funny!

    now, i have reduce weight in a clean way.

  15. if you crave something sweet just sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon and bake em in the oven..its like apple pie but not.

  16. I believe it's okay to have what you want, but keep the portion sizes smaller than standard, and it's important to have regular meals instead of having snacks in between. However, if you do crave snacks, then fruit is good to balance your craving out. Because it's good to feel like you're progressing when you're losing weight. I always find that eating healthy makes me feel better than those times when I eat unhealthy foods.

  17. Not certain about the points made but, if anyone else trying to find out how to lose body fat fast try- Sillexer Amazing Physique Builder (just google it ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my co-worker got great results with it.

  18. What I find helpful is to have a small piece of the "bad" food to curb the craving. For example, say I have a chocolate bar. I break off one or two of the bricks and put the rest away (usually in the freezer).

    I then suck on the bricks, keeping the flavor in the mouth for longer and then I don't have that urge to go after the rest of that chocolate bar or much of any other candy.

  19. I'm a kid and I'm below average weight and I'm in 6th grade 76 pounds and I went to the doctors last week and I lost 3 pounds? How do I get better

  20. If anyone is interested here is my experience attempting to eat better.So my metabolism has been outstanding most of my life. I never ate "healthy" for any period of time. My mother even worked in fast food and mostly fed me that during my childhood. Never got fat. I always got the skinny joke comments growing up. Well…. I really abused it and now I am 5'7 183 pounds and next to nothing is muscle. It's all slimy fat. I actually get the being a "Big boy" comments now. Anyway without doing any research I decided to change my diet. Without even seeing this video I was doing what the intro implied. I was not fulfilling those stomach pain cravings that my body wanted so bad. Eventually I just forced myself to keep eating apples and oranges and eventually my mind actually started making my body feel repulsed when I wanted something unhealthy. Like the thought of drinking a monster would make my stomach hurt. The thought of eating a slice of pizza made me feel like vomiting. In short I agree with the video that you just have to introduce healthier things over time rather than trying to cold turkey a new diet.

  21. Its may seem weird, but when I eat something healthy like some vegetables or something I get really sad. then I just binge eat something that's bad for me and feel better. Am I the only one that does this. it's so annoying when I'm trying to be healthier over all.

  22. I'll eat a salad but that's the only veggie related food I'll eat and the only healthy foods I really eat are fruits and I drink a lot of fruit juices especially orange juice

  23. Just count your calories and make sure to stay under or on your set calorie goal for every day. It isn't that hard and the solution is a internet search away so can everyone stop being so lazy about it and stop saying that it is soooo hard to lose weight when its not.

  24. Eat a big salad first, drink lots of water and you'll be more full. Then when it's time for your meal, whatever it may be, you're more full and will eat less of it. Boom. Insta-skinny. XD

  25. I count every calorie I eat and every calorie I burn. I am creating a ~500 calorie deficit each day now and I am in good shape. Before I eat food though, I make portions with it. I only eat organic food and I only eat one measured portion of each food at a time. I wrote a book called Do the Math Diet and it resembles those concepts. Good luck.

  26. It's easy to stop eating junk food cuz it gets pretty disgusting after a little bit. The real challenge is actually eating healthy foods like fruits and veggies

  27. It's so hard to eat or drink healthy stuff. Especially banana lol I don't like banana but I have to.. Btw I'm about to join Canadian forces andd. Maybe gonna train myself because my friend won't train me and not my friend anymore.. That's so unbelievable..

  28. That's true what he said about satiety. If I have beef and salad, I feel good all night. I eat pasta, as soon as those blood sugars drop, I am looking for more to eat. I think sometimes we just need to hear someone say it to remind us.

  29. This brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) is fantastic for those who wish to improve the overall performance of their brain. I was training my brain through this game a lot lately and I find it extremely effective, particularly in recalling things.

  30. I'm gonna stop watching vids on how to lose weight fast and I'm gonna start eating healthy and run on my speed walking machine for about 30 or 40 mins all the time so I can get skinny and get energy that's the only way I can get skinny..

  31. I feel this will help me alot. I have a problem of just eating and feeling like im hungry when im not, and had just ate a couple of minutes ago. Im starting to feel like i have a disorder.

  32. I really need to eat healthier. I am having lots of trouble since my family always eats unhealthy. I am having trouble so thanks for this video

  33. Are smoothies bad for you? I use smoothies to get my fruits into my diet but apparently it’s full of natural sugars which are bad.

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  35. My mom make AMAZING cheese bread dunkers w/ pizza sause it tastes SOOOOOO good ill eat that w/ apple slices

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  37. I'm going to pretend I'm in a maximum security prison and I never get to eat and when I do I get glop that tastes like crap. Then I'll put a single apple in front of me and stare at it and convince myself that this is the only food I'll get to eat that is actual food and by comparison it should trick my brain into wanting it way more. I think it could just be crazy enough to work, your mind is an incredible thing as they say. 🙂

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