In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they’re 10 years old. In this honest, raw TED Talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. If you or someone you love struggles with weight issues, please take the time to watch this video; Sandra’s suggestions and ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life – intuitively – are invaluable.
Sandra Aamodt explores the neuroscience of everyday life, examining
new research and its impact on our understanding of ourselves.