A few months ago, I picked up a book (Mindless eating by Brian Wansick). Just the introduction was eye opening. Here is the first paragraph "All of us- eat.... and we eat based on what is around us. Most of us overeat not because of hunger but because of family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. The list is almost at endless as it it is invisible".
It was an eye opener, like everything else we do, eating and snacking is determined by our environment and we usually don't pay attention much why make the choices we make at the dinner table.
One thing that did grab my attention and I have been practicing is the use of smaller plates to reduce my portion size. One small portion looks bigger in a smaller plate. You eat with your eyes and sometimes they will confuse you. To prove the point, check out the cartoon below...
What do you think?
Published by: Staff in Workout of the Day