People have free will, yet they use it to join fitness cults and wear crocs.
What’s more, a paper in Nature Communications found that even before you make a conscious decision about a voluntary action, your brain has already been activated and involved in planning the action.
Consider a Reeses bar. As you contemplate it, that means your brain has already pushed the button.
Is free will a philosophical illusion? No, the researchers suggest when you exhale, you’re more likely to make a deliberate decision.
So breathe out, then make the choice that matches your physique goals and you’ll reinforce it so the decision-making process becomes more geared towards your objectives. Don’t let your brain’s years of poor programming hijack your ability to improve.