Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

Brian Wansink

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0062136526

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In Slim by Design, leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking solutions for designing our most common spaces--schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and home kitchens, among others--in order to make positive changes in how we approach and manage our diets.   For a quick introduction to the book, check out this YouTube Video:

Anyone familiar with Wansink's Mindless Eating knows this is not a typical diet book. Wansink shares his scientific approach to eating, providing insight and information, so we can all make better choices when it comes to food.

The pioneer of the Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink presents compelling research conducted at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University by way of cartoons, drawings, charts, graphs, floor plans, and more. Slim by Design offers innovative ways to make healthy eating mindlessly easy.















they realized they were full. Second, although French fries and bacon cheeseburgers taste great when hot, they taste soggy when not. So what’s a fast-food eater to do? Head to the darkest, quietest corner after you get your fast-food tray. And there’s also some leftover news you can take home with you: Turn down the lights and music—or TV—when you eat dinner at home. Your family will probably eat a little slower, eat a little less, and like it a little more. Maybe you could even top the evening

COOKS (20 percent). Optimistic, book-loving nature enthusiasts who are most likely to experiment with fish and with fresh ingredients, including herbs. INNOVATIVE COOKS (19 percent). The most creative and trendsetting of all cooks. They seldom use recipes—they often look at food photos for inspiration—and they experiment with ingredients, cuisine styles, and cooking methods. METHODICAL COOKS (18 percent). Often weekend hobbyists who are talented but who rely heavily on recipes. Although

H-E-B Grocery (health care costs increased only one-third of national average), and Lincoln Industries (cut workers compensation claims in down from $510,000 to $43,000 in one year). 7.    This 60-30-10 breakdown Human Resources people throw around as a rough approximation. 8.    Preordering also works great for children: Andrew S. Hanks, David R. Just, and Brian Wansink (2013), “Pre-Ordering School Lunch and Food Choices Encourages Better Food Choices by Children,” JAMA Pediatrics, 167:7,

of breakfast cereal that was visible—anywhere in their kitchen—weighed twenty-one pounds more than their neighbor who didn’t. “In sight, in stomach.” We eat what we see, not what we don’t. Our Syracuse Study showed that we could roughly predict a person’s weight by the food they had sitting out. See the Clear the Counter figure for how much more the average woman weighed than her neighbor who had no visible food sitting out in her kitchen.15 We could roughly predict a person’s weight by the

chocolate, 192 glass size, 89, 284n with McDonald’s Happy Meals, 95, 97 at school lunches, 190, 191, 192, 204, 214 Smarter Lunchroom Scorecard, 220 milk cartons, 214 mindful eating, 7, 26, 276–77n mindless eating, 3, 6–7, 30, 31 Mindless Eating (Wansink), 20, 57, 174, 278n, 288n, 294n mini-size packaging, 1–3, 273n movie popcorn study, 273n multitasking, while eating, 53–54 music in fast-food restaurants, 77–78 at home, 76 overeating when listening to radio, 55 MyPlate, 290n

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