Mindless Eating – The Nr. #1 reason people get fat as they age. They put on 4-5 pounds every year. In just a few short years, they find themselves being 20 or 30 pounds overweight. They look themselves in the mirror, and they ask: “How did I get here?”
They lose a pound or two, but somehow those pounds creep back in. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had never gained that weight in the first place?
They wouldn’t have a weight problem, they wouldn’t have to worry about their weight, they wouldn’t have to diet every Monday, and they wouldn’t have to feel guilty for the foods that they put in their mouths.
Well, in 90% of all cases, most of the weight was gained due to mindless eating. You know what I’m talking about…
- When you’re out with friends and can’t stop nibbling those appetizers
- When you’re at work but can’t stop reaching for those candies on your desk
- When you’re at a dinner party, have already eaten enough, but find yourself eating some more.
What’s happening here? Why does it seem that you have no control over what and how much you eat? And most importantly, how can you stop mindless eating?
Before You Stop Mindless Eating, Let’s Review What’s Going On Behind The Scenes.
Our brain is roughly divided into two sections – the conscious and the unconscious. The unconscious part is the one responsible for habits, while the conscious one is responsible for our rational thinking, speech, creativity, etc.
Guess who’s in charge when you’re in Mindless Eating mode? It’s the unconscious part. That’s exactly why you don’t even notice you’re eating. Eating is a habit that got activated, without you thinking about it.
Just like you’re habitually wearing your seatbelt every time you get in the car, you’re also nibbling on food you’d better not eat when you’re in mindless eating mode.
But how do you stop mindless eating?
Watch the video to understand the scientific reason behind why you feel like you can’t control it, and learn the two most effective ways you can use to stop mindless eating for good.
So now you know you can have two results when it comes to stopping mindless eating:
- One way gives you 10x the pleasure
- The other way saves you from hundred of calories, so that you don’t have to put more and more pounds as time passes by.
Now, it’s your turn: When do you find yourself in mindless eating mode? Which one of the ways mentioned in the video will you use to stop mindless eating? How exactly will you apply it?
Studies mentioned: Prof. Wansink’s “The office candy dish: proximity’s influence on estimated and actual consumption.“