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Willpower Depletion


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Are you ready to tackle your cravings and maintain control throughout the day?

This week's episode of the Keep the Weight Off Podcast with Dr. Angela and Marchelle dives deep into the fascinating concept of Willpower Depletion and how you can manage it to stay on track with your health goals.

In this episode, you will learn:

🧠 Understanding Willpower Depletion: Discover the science behind why your willpower diminishes as the day wears on.

🍫 Early Conditioning: How your childhood eating patterns impact your current cravings.

💪 Willpower as a Muscle: Strategies to preserve and regenerate your willpower over time.

📝 Planning Ahead: How effective meal planning can prevent decision fatigue.

🛌 Replenishing Willpower: Techniques to recharge your willpower and maintain self-control.

Join Dr. Angela and Marchelle as they share personal anecdotes, scientific insights, and practical advice to help you keep the weight off and live a healthier, more vibrant life.


Don’t miss out on these valuable tips that can transform your daily habits and help you stay on track with your goals. Tune in now and take the first step towards mastering your willpower!


Episode Highlights:

(06:08) It’s possible to be super focused in the morning, and you're doing great … and your nutrition is spot on, but then as the day wears on, you start thinking about problematic foods. And then by evening all bets are off. Have you ever wondered why it is that things get so dicey for us in the afternoons and evenings? We see this all the time with our patients and online students in Empowered Weight Loss.

(11:50) Willpower depletion is a psychological concept, and it refers to the idea that the ability to resist temptation and to have self-control diminishes over time. So it can also diminish if you're required to do it over and over again….think about willpower or self-control like a muscle – it can become fatigued over time, meaning you don’t have as much capacity for self control later.

(22:03) Remember, one of the things that depletes your willpower is having to make decisions. So stop forcing yourself to make decisions. Don't go check your email or your social media accounts because that's not rest, because you're having to make decisions. Get off your screens, even though that seems relaxing because you're getting a dopamine hit from it. You're also having to make decisions and incorporate new information. So that's not going to replenish your willpower.


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