By ucft509, on 10 June 2011
I’ll cut to the main point: none of us are very good at really controlling what we eat. Some people are lucky in that this doesn’t make them fat; for others this leads to weight gain and difficulty in then losing that mass.
This seemed to be a repeated theme in the talk. For some people, the idea that willpower is not some kind of superior moral quality but that how much we need to eat is encoded in the brain would have made them feel better, but for some it would have made them feel rather helpless.