“Mindless Eating” book is a funny, practical guide to eating

I first heard of Brian Wansink and his book Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think during my Influencer training at work. His video (above) intrigued me to learn more and finally pick-up the book.

The book is full or real, practical advice on how we and our situations around us impact our eating habits. Through real experiments and funny examples, Brian Wansink teaches you how to modify your environment and your eating to impact your long-term health.

The most helpful thing I learned from this book was how often we let the food companies and the places we eat determine our portion sizes.  If they say one bag of chips is a serving size, that should be what we eat, right? Nope. Maybe we should only be eating 1/2 of a bag of chips at a time.

Thanks to this book, I now work really hard to not let a package or plate determine my portion size. I decide how much of something I want (usually in calories, protein and fat) and then look at the package to be able to portion-out the right size.

If you are interested in long-term eating strategies, based on research, that work, I highly recommend this book.

 

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. emacarey13 says:

    Yes! Portion size relates to how much I’ve already eaten. I notice this when I’m at someone’s potluck or social. If I’m having chips, I probably shouldn’t eat the other delicious carby thing everyone is talking about.

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