The Liz Moody Podcast

The Science Of Cravings + 3 Steps to Break Unwanted Habits with Dr. Jud Brewer

Neuroscientist and psychiatrist Dr. Jud Brewer discusses the science behind cravings, how to make and break habits, why willpower is a myth, and why diets don’t work.

  • Why willpower is a myth, from a neuroscience perspective
  • The neuroscience behind why diets don’t work
  • The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in habit formation (+ how to use it to your advantage)
  • The surprising reasons behind why we crave what we crave 
  • How to recognize when you’re eating from sadness, stress, or boredom (and how to stop)
  • A 3 step process to break any unhelpful habit 
  • Why counting calories is harmful, not helpful
  • Specific advice to stop snoozing, be on your phone less, stay up less late, procrastinate less, and buy less things you don’t need
  • and so much more!

For more from Dr. Brewer, you can find him on Instagram @dr.jud and his website His newest book, The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We’re Not Hungry and How to Stop, comes out on January 30th and can be preordered today.

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