what do you lads think about the idea that laziness is caused by the prefrontal cortex shutting down because of the dopamine/opiate hits we get from indulging in vices such as eating junk food, playing video games and watching porn?
I'm been reading about the brain. The prefrontal cortex is usually talked about as the center for executive function but it also controls self awareness, self control, and being able to prioritize things which are good for you long term over things which feel good short term. but when you choose sugar and porn and weed, those short term feel good chemicals are dulling this part of your brain, so you become a coomer zombie. You're kind of out of control at that point.
Pringles has this thing "once you pop the fun don't stop" or Lay's "I bet you can't eat just one." I think that real and it's because once you taste the salt and the fat, the prefrontal cortex goes into a low battery standby mode, and your animal brain puts you into a loop of eating more and more chips.
I'm pretty sure every vice works this way. As I said, drugs, alcohol, porn, video games, junk food, etc.
So my point is if you are having trouble getting motivated to diet and exercise, maybe you need to look at the rest of your life. Are you constantly distracting yourself with short term fun and feel good things?
Because I believe those things are effecting your brain.
Basically what I'm asking is if any of you are fit but have these vices? Are you actually fit but you watch porn? Are you fit but you are able to eat junk food or drink in moderation? If so, how fit and what vices an how often do you partake?