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Mindless Eating

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If you’re still working on your New Years resolution to slim down, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re eating.  Literally.  In his book Mindless Eating, Brian Wansink writes about studies he’s performed about food choices including eating stale popcorn and eating extra food because you bought it in bulk.

A few of his tip to cut calories include:

  1. Use smaller plates.
  2. At restaurants think about eating slower, splitting an appetizer and having the bread basket make an early exit.
  3. Give up an extra cookie or soda each day. 10 extra calories per day can lead to a pound of weight gain in a year.
  4. One healthy change today can lead to unpredictable healthy choices in the future.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is “The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on”.  A few lifestyle changes can bring new meaning to the term mindless eating!

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