April 2, 2022

Under-eating and The Brain

Ever struggle with anxiety, willpower or brain fog?

It may be due to the fact that your brain is not getting enough glucose (a simple carbohydate).

The frontal lobe is a part of the brain that plays a big role in making decisions, planning, and houses motivation and willpower. Your frontal lobe uses 25% more glucose than the rest of the brain!

Therefore if you’re struggling with creating consistency in your workout/health program, finding you frequently lack motivation, or often feel like you can’t make decisions, this may be a result of an “under-fueled” frontal lobe.

What is glucose?

Glucose is a simple sugar found in carbohydrates like honey, fruits, fruit juices, rice and potatoes.

Frequently, students who come into my work are often under-eating for the demands that are placed on their brain from work, relational stress, and lack of sleep.

Before we begin the work of healing and rewiring the nervous system it’s valuable to explore how fueled their brain is.

Under-eating often places more stress on the brain and body resulting in survival mode symptoms like emotional reactivity, pain and tension held in the body and a general unease.

When we’re living in a state of survival we are unable to fully access healing from trauma and therefore healing our vessel, our body.

So if you’re seeking to heal the brain, get rid of lingering pain patterns and finally learn how to safely connect to your body, it’s important your brain is well-fueled for the journey ahead.

Here’s a 60 Reel on Survival Mode:

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