The Sugar Brain Fix
This book has an interesting position on how the brain treats bad foods. In a nutshell, the reason why we reach for bad foods is the result of being deficient in Dopamine and Serotonin, which these bad foods trick the brain into releasing.
Dr. Mike Daw has come up with a 4 week plan that incrementally adds good foods and activities into your life, which aims to reduce the amount of bad foods and activities that you choose day to day. The most interesting parts of the book to me were the parts explaining how we produce and crave Dopamine and Serotonin and what foods or activities trigger the production of these hormones naturally.
I’m going to be checking out more books on these hormones and the brain in general. I’m also considering taking a course on Neurobiology. Perhaps this one.