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Thursday, May 07, 2020

A simple tactic to chose healthier foods more often

Studies show that when choosing between food options, if you say "What do you want?" you are more likely to choose a healthy item than when you say or think “What do I want?”

Research shows that when we speak to ourselves in the third person we think in more nurturing ways. Speaking in the third person is described as distanced self-talk which elicits a self-control strategy that encourages healthier eating.

This is a simple, easy strategy to employ that is proven to yield healthier results.

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  • SPEDED2
    This needs to be posted on the fridge. emoticon
    63 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Interesting.
    63 days ago
  • SKIRUNNER1
    I love this! It is true. Do you know the Watcher exercise from Martha Beck’s book, “Four Day Win”?

    This is from that: “ While both the Dictator and Wild Child make you want to overeat, your Watcher self is not nearly as compulsive. It doesn’t feel either rigidly controlled or totally out-of-control. In fact, according to some medical psychologists, it’s physiologically impossible for your mind to stay locked in a war of control when you’re engaging its ability to generate compassion and appreciation. It is a place of great inner peace.“
    63 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    Thanks for sharing, I will try it
    63 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to remember to try this out on myself !!
    Another new habit that I just might make into an auto-pilot-habit !!

    Thanks for sharing !

    63 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2020 5:31:56 PM
  • GRANDMABABA
    I want to try this! Thanks.
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    63 days ago
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