Willpower is a limited resource. Researchers have shown that when people use up their willpower reserve their glucose levels in blood also falls. If the glucose level is restored then it also restores some of the lost willpower.
Akshat Rathi is a science journalist. He has previously worked at The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
View all posts by Akshat Rathi