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Out of Sight, Out of Mind for Eating Healthy

Out of Sight, Out of Mind for Eating Healthy

Do you struggle to avoid candy and junk food?  Are you constantly tempted by unhealthy snacks?  Rather than berate your willpower, consider what scientists have discovered:  Accessibility, proximity and visibility may play the most influential role in food choice.

A variety of environmental factors influence food intake.  Mood, portion size, even weather conditions, all affect appetite.  But now new research shows that “out of sight, out of mind” may work wonders when it comes to sticking to a nutritious diet.

The key is that, in general, we tend to eat what’s nearby and accessible.  Making a few simple changes based on this knowledge may have a dramatic impact on your diet.  Here are some tips to help you reduce the temptation factor for unhealthy snacks and increase consumption of nutritious ones.

  • Consider convenience
  • Fight temptation with food prep
  • Decorate deliciously
  • Keep cookies behind closed doors
  • Pay attention to portion size

Sticking to a healthy diet isn’t easy.  Temptations are everywhere.  Knowing how psychology affects food choice and consumption is fundamental to maintaining a nutritious diet.  Our chiropractic office is dedicated to helping you prevent disease naturally, and the foundation for preventative care rests on proper nutrition.  Let us be your guide in your quest for healthy eating and optimal health.Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Education

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