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Tricking Your Limbic System

It is all about the frontal cortex versus the limbic system--the front part of the brain in a constant struggle with the back part of the brain--whether being able to wait or demanding instant gratification. There are these two little selves in our brains, one saying, "I want that chocolate cake now! I know it's empty calories, and I don't care," and that other self who says, "Hold on, wait a minute, remember the growing numbers on the scale, the elevated cholesterol level, the overly tight-fitting dress; remember all this and don't eat it.
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