Brain Food: Your Brain And It’s Food Decisions

Mar 09, 2013 1 Min Read

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Your brain makes more than 200 food related decisions everyday. Toast or cereal? Cream or skim? Soup or hamburger? Take a candy or not? Part of it or all of it? Kitchen or car?

Most of these decisions you are not even aware of. Much of the time you don’t realise how much you’re eating, what you’re eating, or why you’re eating at all.

Your eating decisions are based largely on what is around you. Our brains are profoundly affected by particular environments. How these environments influence our eating decisions may surprise you. Scientists say that this results in mindless eating.

Food affects your brain and body in important ways. This is obvious. What is not so obvious are the factors that influence your eating decisions.

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In the meantime, for the next week or so, start to notice all the food related decisions that you make. Pay attention to your attention. Be aware of your awareness. Be conscious of your consciousness. Develop a couple of theories.

Also, here is a question to ponder. What would you do if the soup bowl you were eating from had secretly been rigged by scientists to always stay half full? The answer is here.

Your brain has an interesting relationship with food. Stay tuned!


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Terry Small is a brain expert who resides in Canada and believes that anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire. To interact with Terry, email

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