I first heard the term neuroplasticity when my daughters were born prematurely 19 years ago. When you give birth to premature babies, they run all kinds of tests to rule out things like brain damage. Fortunately, our girls were fine, but you can imagine how scared we were at that time. Their neurologist, probably sensing our distress, told us a story about these Tibetian Monks who were able to reshape their brains through repeated practice and meditation, this was called, neuroplasticity. What? There was this beautiful watershed study- a discovery about how our brains are amazingly flexible and changeable. Now we know that our brains can compensate for injuries, and we can even change the overall structures of our brains if we know how – just incredible!
Watch this, it’s fascinating.
I am thinking about how I have rewired my brain to create these new healthy habits. How did I do this? Well, for one thing, I pay attention to my goal by writing these posts each day. I practice mindfulness when I eat and get activity. I have a lot of repetition for making good decisions each day. When I think about these, let’s call them practices, it actually changed the way I think about food.
I’m going to share one more video that I think shows this really well in “reverse”…
Blew your mind huh? If you are following Weight Watchers and getting activity along with a solid belief system that you will accomplish your goal and rewire your brain when it comes to your relationship with food. You are that brilliant!
I hope you had a great week, more tomorrow…
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