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Mindless Eating

304 pages, 2007



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This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing it. His findings will astound you.

Starting today, you can make more mindful, enjoyable, and healthy choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, at the office—wherever you satisfy your appetite.

The Power of Environment

Brian Wansink's research in Mindless Eating shows that our eating habits are heavily influenced by our environment. From the size of our plates to the lighting in the room, these factors can make us eat more than we need to. So, next time you're setting the table, think about how your environment might be affecting your food intake.

Mind Over Stomach

Wansink explores the idea that our minds often decide when we're full, not our stomachs. We tend to eat with our eyes, not our stomachs. This means we often eat more than we need to because we're influenced by what we see. So, take a look at your portion sizes and see if you're eating mindlessly.

The Hidden Influences

In Mindless Eating, you'll find that there are many hidden influences that affect how much we eat. From the people we dine with to the packaging of our food, these factors can lead us to overeat without realizing it. Check your eating habits and see if you're being influenced by these hidden factors.

The Power of Small Changes

He emphasizes that making small changes in our eating habits can lead to big results. You don't need to go on a strict diet to lose weight. Instead, making small adjustments like using smaller plates or eating slower can help you eat less and lose weight. So, dig into your eating habits and see what small changes you can make.

Food is More Than Just Fuel

Wansink's book also explores the idea that food is more than just fuel for our bodies. It's a source of pleasure and a way to connect with others. But, it's important to find a balance and not let our love for food lead us to mindless eating. So, take a look at your relationship with food and see if you're eating mindlessly.


authorRamit Sethi

Ramit Sethi

Darya Rose

Darya Rose