The Hungry Brain - Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat-logo

The Hungry Brain - Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don't care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes listeners on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are.

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don't care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes listeners on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are.
More Information

Description:

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don't care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes listeners on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Aaron Abano

Length:

9h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:34