Our logic is paired with emotion, and sometimes our emotions motivate us to make poor decisions. That's where self-control comes in.
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The main reason is that indulgence is much easier than the alternative.
Self-control requires work. It's easier to focus on work that provides temporary satisfaction.
It’s your ability to resolve conflicts between your short-term desires and your long-term goals.
For example, successful self-control means sacrificing immediate pleasure (cookies and cakes) and choosing the delayed reward (healthy weight).
The brain is a decision making muscle and needs to be sufficiently fed to provide the necessary willpower.
Eat meals at regular intervals. The meals should contain healthy proteins, vegetables and complex carbohydrates, to avoid the glucose rush.