Ego Depletion; Is Willpower a Finite Resource?

Ego depletion is a very well known theory. It says that willpower is limited, and the more you use the less self control you'll have. If you are stuck eating radishes while smelling freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, you might get frustrated and give up on your next task easier (as one of the most frequently cited studies on the topic showed). If you diet on too low of calories, you'll eventually binge. Makes sense right? Turns out it seems it's not so simple.

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