Mindless Eating — with Brian Wansink

Mindless Eating — with Brian Wansink

Why do most diets fail?

People get excited to eat healthy — maybe trying Paleo or Keto for the first time — and feel great for a few weeks…

But a couple months later, they’re right back where they started:

  • That small “cheat meal” turns into weeks of bad eating
  • All the weight someone loses goes right back on
  • They jump to another “yo-yo diet” months later… and the same thing happens again

Today, I invited Brian Wansink to talk about why most diets fail — and how you can actually eat healthier for life.

Brian is the author of one of my favorite diet books called Mindless Eating, and in today’s podcast episode you’ll learn:

  1. How to trick your body and mind into losing weight WITHOUT changing how you eat
  2. Tips to handle critics and haters
  3. Why colors — yes, colors — influence how much you eat

Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Package size study: Brian did a study to see if smaller package sizes help consumers eat less. This started the “100 calories” package revolution
  • Slim by Design: Brian’s latest book. Learn how to create the perfect environment for healthy eating with minimal effort
  • The Syracuse Study: A study Brian did to learn the habits skinny people do to stay skinny
  • Bulletproof Coffee: The thing where you put butter in your coffee
  • Predictably Irrational: Another book about psychology and people behavior I really enjoy

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One response to “Mindless Eating — with Brian Wansink”

Ben
July 11, 2018 at 6:11 am

Wansink is great at PR. Not so good at research. http://cornellsun.com/2018/03/05/new-controversies-emerge-surrounding-cornell-professors-fundraiser-and-studies/

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