The Science of Why You Eat When You're Not Hungry–And How to Stop | Judson Brewer
Dr. Jud breaks down how habits work and how to change them. Plus, insights on stress, boredom, mindfulness, pleasure, satisfaction, and contentment.
Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist and a bestselling author. He is a professor in the School of Public Health and Medical School at Brown University. His new book is called The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We’re Not Hungry and How to Stop.
In this episode we talk about:
- The scientific evidence behind Dr. Jud’s approach
- The difference between satisfaction and contentment
- The difference between hedonic and homeostatic hunger
- Why changing behavior may not require you to dig into your past
- “Unforced freedom of choice”
- The “bigger better offer”
- The “pleasure plateau”
- Habits vs. addictions
- “The hunger test”
- The Buddha’s advice on eating
- Whether or not we can still eat gummy worms