Glad that you liked my review of Mindless Eating. Some of you got confused by why heavy eaters should eat with others when eating with others tend to make people eat more. So, to clarify, these are two separate statements. In average when we eat with others, we eat more because we spend more time on the table. A separate study shows that if you’re a lighter eater and want to gain weight, eat with others, it will make you to mindlessly eat more. If you’re a heavy eater when you eat alone, then it’s better to eat with others because watching what others eat (less than you) will make you to eat less. Maggie found a related article that talks why eating with skinny persons might make you eat more . check it out!
I finished the book so here’s part II
- Information Illussions: Those eating at Subway ate under the illusion that everything they touched was good for them. Those eating at McDonald’s were more conscious about what they ate. People who eats at “healthy” restaurants or lowfat/lowcal products tend to sub-estimate how much they eat.
- Health halos and nutritional labels: we don’t spend much time reading labels. If we see a healthy claim on the label, we buy it and don’t question much about the claim.
- The power of three. This part of the book the author suggests how to deal with Mindless Eating. Pick three small changes and stick to them for 28 days which is what it takes to break an old habit.
- Q&A . I found two of them quite interesting.
- Is the solution to Mindless Eating to be more mindful of what and how much we eat? No. The goal is not to watch out calorie 24/7, but to make small changes in our environment so it works with us rather than against us. By changing the size of packages and bowls, we mindlessly eat less. By move food away we mindlessly eat less frequently.
- The most surprising part of his studies was that people consistently deny that they would be influenced by something as trivial as the location of the plate, the lighting of the environment or the person next to them. We think we’re smart and would not be fooled by those small things…. but we do and do it mindlessly!
I asked yesterday whether you eat your fav food at the beginning or save for last. Well, the world is divided in half on this issue, so were your answers. Those who eat the best first are either grew up as a youngest child or came from large families. Those who save the best for last grew up as an only child or as the oldest. Is it your case? Does it make sense to you? It is for me at least
It was a nice day outside but I preferred working at home. It’s a good sign, right? meaning I love my work (if you’re new to this blog, check out About me to see what I mean by work If you’re not new, check it out too, I just updated the career part AGAIN ) As my parents are having good time in Los Angeles, I don’t have anything better to do, so I’d rather be productive!
After seeing Krista‘s egg “mcmuffin” yesterday, I wanted egg for breakfast!
Worked until 1PM, lunch was ready in 20 min. Sauteed kale, sauteed green beans with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
I wish I could be more creative on making meals these days, but check out my fridge
I spent the afternoon on semi-leisure readings
This one for the semi part
Made a pretty juice
With an empty fridge, I didn’t have many degree of freedom for dinner. So I used backup solution: Mom’s Won Ton. My childhood favorite meal. I used this seaweed soup as base
added extra seaweed, white pepper and sesame oil
Thanks mom to make this for me! I love it!!! :
Q: What’s your backup solution when your fridge is empty?
Don’t forget about BSI, you still have few hours to work on!