We have evolved over many thousands of years to perfectly suit a life we no longer live. We have evolved to walk all day, not sit behind a desk. We are wired to preserve energy and eat whenever we find food, even when modern calories are cheap and plentiful. We prefer sugar over other more healthy foods, because it’s a quick and easy source of energy for our brain.
Our instincts cannot be trusted as a guide to a healthy life. Even so, fighting your instincts is a recipe for failure. Your brain is much better at rewarding you than we are. If you want to achieve lasting change, you need to work with your instincts. And sometimes maybe trick them a little.
At Healthy Lives, we always ask what would be natural for humans. Then we look how best to fit it into modern life. Not because natural is always better, but because by going with your instincts you will achieve more than by going against them.