“Most slim people don’t employ restrictive diets or intense health regimes to stay at a healthy weight.”
-Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab and author of the book Slim by Design
“Most slim people don’t employ restrictive diets or intense health regimes to stay at a healthy weight. Instead, they practice easy habits like not skipping breakfast, and listening to inner cues. If you struggle with weight, try adding these simple practices to your routine, you may be surprised how easy it is to be healthy!”
Most can associate rigid food rules with any diet he or she has tried in the past. Perhaps you were instructed to eat 6 small meals throughout the day or do not eat after 7:00 pm or do not eat white foods or only eat ice cream (I wish!).
Rigid food rules can be exhausting, and honestly, it sets you up for failure. There is no room for error, for it is pass or fail. If I were told not to eat after 7:00 pm, I would be caught turning back all the clocks in my house. Breaking rules causes people to feel guilty.
Consider replacing these food rules with more flexible guidelines.
A flexible guidelines provides structure but is more forgiving.
For example, instead of do not eat after 7:00 pm, perhaps use the following: Eat after 7:00 pm if hungry. That puts you back in control.
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Reference: Cornell Food & Brand Lab. “The global healthy weight registry: The act of eating meals together was also associated with increased cooperation, which was also associated with better work-group performance.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 February 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160217140453.htm>.