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Fun with your Brain (4 of 4) Hunger vs Cravings

brain health relationships Jul 27, 2018
 

Hello. Welcome to Foolish Insights. We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew and Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created FoCo Academy to guide and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.

To wrap up our series on Brain...

Yesterday we talked about our second brain, our enteric nervous system in our GUT, which is why we really do have ‘gut feelings’. So how can we tell whether we are truly hungry, meaning that we are physically hungry and need to get food into our bodies, or are we just emotionally hungry?

We may be having cravings because we are sad, anxious, upset, angry, or bored.

We’ve all seen it in movies. The guy breaks up with the girl. The girl gets very upset, cries and pulls out a tub of ice cream and starts eating it. Do you think she is really, physically hungry? Or is that just emotional eating?

 How do you...

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Fun with your Brain (3 of 4) You Have 2 Brains ???

brain health relationship Jul 26, 2018
 

Hello. Welcome to Foolish Insights. We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew and Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created FoCo Academy to guide and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes. 

Continuing on with our series on Brain Health,

Today’s topic is about your 2 brains.

We eat with our brains before food even touches our lips.

Because humans evolved at a time when food was scarce, our sense organs and their processors in the brain are exquisitely attuned to the project of finding and consuming food.

 

What is the process of eating?

 

First. We see our foods. And we are more susceptible to bright colors like colorful fruits and vegetables. And companies know that, so they also make their packaging on processed foods colorful and attractive.

And then we smell the food. We tend to sniff out our foods before we actually put them...

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Fun with your Brain (2 of 4) Yoga for Bigger Brains

brain health relationship Jul 25, 2018
 

Hello. Welcome to Foolish Insights. We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew and Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created FoCo Academy to teach and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes. 

Continuing on with our Brain series, Today’s topic is Yoga for Bigger Brains.

 How big is your brain?

With scientific breakthroughs in brain science, we now know that humans have the power to increase their brain size. And this can change your life in so many ways, such as increased memory.

 For example, we enjoy doing yoga, and the older we get, the more we feel the need to keep up with yoga. Yoga helps us with our flexibility, it stretches our muscles after a cardio workout or strength training, and it also calms our minds. 

 

 

Yoga combines breathing, holding postures and meditation, a trifecta that not only...

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Fun with your Brain (1of 4) Who's smarter? Men or Women?

brain health relationship Jul 24, 2018
 

Welcome to Foolish Insights! We are the Foolish Couple, Andrew & Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created FoCo Academy to guide and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes. 

 For our blog this week, we're going to cover a variety of topics focused on one important part of your body: your Brain.

If you have watched our free training series "Time for Health" then you’d know that the Brain is the first thing that we talked about in our BARS system. If you have not watched it we strongly suggest that you follow the link here and get access to our video series. It is 100% free and it is full of health information and actionable steps that you can take so that you can become healthier.

Now to kick off our Brain series, let’s first talk about the universal debate between the sexes. 

Who’s smarter? Men or women?

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