A phenomenal book on understanding your own “hidden motivations in everyday life” and why we do what we do. Widely applicable to all parts of life, and the kind of explanations you can’t stop thinking about after reading.

It explains how you can get the most out of the fact that 45% of your behavior happens on autopilot by setting ridiculously small goals, relying on willpower instead of motivation and tracking your progress to live a life that’s full of good mini habits. Every giant accomplishment is made of very small steps… and to take them one at a time like this is not weak, but precise. 

Nutritionism is not the same as nutrition. It is not a scientific subject but an ideology. Ideologies are ways of organizing large areas of life and experience under a set of shared but unexamined assumptions. For nutritionism, the widely shared but unexamined assumption is that the key to understanding food is the nutrient; foods are essentially the sum of their nutrient parts.

Many of us feel that we need to be motivated to start working towards our goals. That’s probably because we see motivation as a precondition to success, which isn’t the case. Motivation is something you get from yourself automatically after achieving your goals, no matter how small they are.