349. The Hunger Habit with Judson Brewer

Want to change your relationship with food? This incredible interview with Judson Brewer, a pioneer in the field of habit change and author of The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We’re Not Hungry and How to Stop, will not only deepen your understanding of your eating behavior patterns and triggers, but you’ll also learn how to completely shift your habits with kindness and curiosity. Listen in for a slew of actionable tips, modern science, and ancient wisdom from Judson; discover which foods are best for your body while still enjoying the foods you like; and strengthen your understanding of how your brain works and how to make permanent changes in your life based on that knowledge.

Listen and Learn: 

  • How his struggle to help patients with binge eating and overeating led Judson to write The Hunger Habit
  • What’s the issue we’re facing as a society and culture with eating and food in general?
  • Why keeping a healthy diet by measuring what you eat comes with its own set of challenges
  • How our food consumption instincts have evolved and gotten mixed up in modern times
  • Identifying the patterns that bring us to eat
  • How you can practice kindness to facilitate openness and learning from experiences 
  • Recalling past experiences before engaging in habitual behavior to make better decisions and avoid repeating negative experiences in the future


About Judson Brewer 

Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is a professor in the School of Public Health and Medical School at Brown University. His 2016 TED Talk, “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit,” has been viewed more than 19 million times. He has trained Olympic athletes and coaches, government ministers, and business leaders. His first book, The Craving Mind, was published in more than sixteen languages. His second book, Unwinding Anxiety, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

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Episode 349