In this episode, Nicole Chenard, MS, RD, LDN breaks down the part of the brain in charge of emotions and memory – the amygdala. Why? Everyday, whether you realize it or not, you make tons of decisions based on emotions, not logic (that’s the prefrontal cortex’s duty).
While counseling 100s of clients for health and performance goals, Nicole has noticed the trend of emotions tied to decision-making when it comes to what’s getting in the way of a client’s success. If you’re not hungry, the solution isn’t food.
So what are you? Angry, frustrated, lonely, overwhelmed, feeling like you need to let loose and live a little? Well, in that case, food isn’t the solution (or alcohol). Find out what IS the first step to the solution on this episode. Thanks for listening!
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Research Study Referenced in Episode: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17576282/
Lieberman MD, Eisenberger NI, Crockett MJ, Tom SM, Pfeifer JH, Way BM. Putting feelings into words: affect labeling disrupts amygdala activity in response to affective stimuli. Psychol Sci. 2007 May;18(5):421-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01916.x. PMID: 17576282.
Keywords: emotions, emotion, health, stress, brain, brain health, memory, amygdala, prefrontal cortex, nervous system, nerves, words, language, linguistics, success, nutrition, fitness, wellness, mindfulness, food, performance, athletes, military, medicine