Today’s Tip: Keep visual queues. A study by Brian Wansink, Ph.D. did a study on how visual cues help you eat less. With chicken wings, you have a visual cue of how many wings you ate with the bones left on the plate unlike cake, pasta, veggies, etc. where you finish with a clean plate.
Monthly Archives / October 2011
Today’s Tip: Know that there is no spot reduction. Many people lift weights specifically for the spot where they want to reduce fat. For example, some women usually work on their triceps (back of arm) and do countless reps of countless sets. This is called spot reduction. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as spot reduction.
Today’s Tip: Use smaller serving sizes. Your house could be making you fat. The set up of your kitchen is a big factor. After reading Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink, I realized how simple things can make profound differences. Have you ever noticed the cup holders in your
Today’s Tip: Be more mindful when eating. No distractions. Enjoy your meal. An online study in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shows how changes in environment can affect our eating habits with two experiments on mindless eating. Experiment 1: 98 people were chosen to watch movie trailers with water and popcorn. They had been
Today’s Tip: Watch what you drink! Did you know that the average American gets over 400 calories a day from beverages? I can understand why. These calories are mostly from unwanted sources like soda pop, highly processed / bastardized fruit juices and dairy products, alcohol, and coffee with all the added sweeteners and cream. One
“Daily routine kills us. We wake up, eat, go to work, work, sport and then going to sleep. What do we see around us? What are our memories in the end of the day? Usually we don’t remember our daily things, only the most brightest moments. In this video an office worker is going to
“Much of what we eat today emerged during the modern era – a period of global trade and exploration. Many foods that we identify with ethnic cuisines were introduced to their respective countries after the Americas and the Caribbean region were discovered. The tomato was introduced to Italy in the mid-1550s from South America. The
Did you know that you could get organic coffee at Starbucks? Here’s how it’s done. It is slightly complicated as you will be brewing in coffee press of either the Organic Yukon Blend (bold) or the Organic Shade Grown Mexico (medium). This coffee press will fit two tall cups so hopefully you can share it with someone.
Really? ‘Nuff said!
Today’s Tip: Live now and here. From nowhere to now here. Recently, I’ve been asking, “What is life all about?” I have gone through a lot for someone my age. Been through a lot of highs and lows and realized it is not about what you have but what you do with what (who, when,