Out of Sight – Out of Mind.
If you have a bag of chips on the countertop, put them in the pantry or cupboard. When we see easy to reach foods our brains signal to our hunger center, hey that’s a good idea, we’re hungry and so we grab the bag of chips and start munching.
If that bag of chips is put in the pantry behind closed doors (mind you, still accessible) the odds are greater that we won’t participate in ‘mindless eating’.
I’m not suggesting that you quit the chips, I certainly am a chip fan myself, but there are ways to minimize our total consumption of them at one time.
If you are an overachiever you can pick up some munchie veggies or fruit and put them in a pretty bowl. Now go ahead and put the pretty bowl filled with healthy snacks in the same spot that the bag of chips was sitting before. Guess where your brain will take you to the healthy snacks by default.
Tiny changes don’t exist; they’re all forward steps.
Remember don’t count calories; count on nutritional content…
Here’s to your health.