Do we overeat because of poor self-control?

See Elliot’s latest blog post on The Motivated Brain over at Psychology Today:

…Self-control is a resource, but a renewable, psychological one. We’ve known for a long time that goals that are motivated from within—for reasons that are personally important to us—are more likely to succeed than those that are motivated from without. … Succeeding at self-control is more about the desire rather than the technical skill to do so. We know how to stop eating in a literal sense; we just don’t know how to think about overeating in a way that motivates us to stop.

About Elliot Berkman

Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon
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