Mindless weight loss

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This would be great, right?  Well, if you use the following rules, then you will mindlessly eat less and may lose weight.

keep kitchen counters clear.  The only exception is you can keep a bowl of fruit in sight.  There should be no visible snack food, no nuts, no bread, not even breakfast cereal in sight.  When there is food in sight, we tend to nibble.  And, the nibbling adds up.

To trick yourself into drinking less wine, use taller white wineglasses.  The shape of the glass and the red-color of red wine help us drink less.  If it is easier to see we pour “9 percent less red wine.”

Sit in well-lit areas of restaurants (near windows or doors) as we tend to eat less when we can see our food better.  Also, ask for a doggie bag and take 1/2 your meal to go.  It’s best to ask for this before you are even served.

Keep fruit on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  When good-for-us food is at eye-level we are more likely to  opt for this instead of more caloric options.

Make environmental changes so that you are not tempted.  You’ll just eat less.

Brian Wansink Ph.D. has penned a new book “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life.” He is an entertaining writer and impeccable researcher.  Enjoy!

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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