- Have you ever gone on a diet? Could you tell me about it?
- What activities make you happy? Please elaborate on your answer.
- evidence /EV-i-duhns/
- mental /MEN-tl /
- addiction /uh-DIK-shuhn /
- conduct /KON-duhkt/
- lifestyle /LAHYF-stahyl/
[noun] – one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
Several experts have presented evidence on the subject.
[adjective] – relating to the mind, or involving the process of thinking
His physical and mental health had gotten worse.
[noun] – the need or strong desire to do or to have something, or a very strong liking for something
I have an addiction to horror stories.
[noun] – behavior
I’m fed up with your conduct.
[noun] – someone’s way of living; the things that a person or particular group of people usually do
She has a lifestyle that most people would envy.
According to a news website, extreme practitioners of the “dopamine fast” abstain from anything that makes them feel good, such as eating, exercise, social media, video games, and conversation, but are not limited to any of these. Another news website reports that some people will even go so far as to avoid making eye contact, talking to friends, and even moving their bodies rather quickly. By abstaining from small pleasures, fasting attempts to “reset” the reward system in the brain, which is partially programmed by the neurotransmitter dopamine. People reportedly feel more focused and like the tasks, they had avoided more. Patients suddenly become reacquainted with themselves without screens or other distractions, claims Dr. Anna Lembke, associate professor and medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford University.
It is not meant to produce any form of mental problems or to lower dopamine levels. Contrarily, those who go on dopamine fast spend less time engaging in bad conduct. Thankfully, you can’t completely “fast” or eliminate dopamine from your body through dietary or lifestyle changes because doing so would likely have negative effects.
- What is the newest wellness trend in Silicon Valley?
- What do extreme practitioners of the “dopamine fast” abstain from?
- According to the article, what happens when you abstain from small pleasures?
- Who is Dr. Anna Lembke?
- What could happen if you completely eliminated dopamine from your body?
- Do you get dopamine fast? Why or why not?
- What is one thing that you abstain from doing? Why?
- If you were to remove something from your bad habits, what would it be? Why?
- Do you agree that dopamine causes people to spend less time engaging in undesirable behavior?
- What is one single behavior that you struggle to abstain from? Could you elaborate on your answer?