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Scientists have found we make 225+ daily mealtime decisions and are unconscious of around 200 of them. After going through a stressful period of life and literally choking through multi-tasking, unhealthy meals, I began applying a personal mindfulness approach around all areas of food – meal planning, shopping, cooking and eating. The result was more time, ease, enjoyment, more wholesome choice and...
We live in a marketing-driven food world.Digital media influences 70% of food decisions in America. Companies spend millions of dollars on research to attract us to their products. They are so good that food ads can actually prime automatic eating behaviors. Working in marketing for decades has attuned me to this.But it wasn’t until I began applying my mindfulness practice to food that I became aware...
Did you know that buying your veggies first may be counterproductive when grocery shopping?Researchers have found there is a psychological effect called “moral licensing” where we give ourselves the OK to do something “bad” because we’ve been so “good.” This permission-to-sin effect allows people to indulge after doing something positive. Like putting the leafy greens in our shopping basket and then...