July 8, 2010

An Interesting Article I Read This Morning

Tempted to Eat Junk Food?

In a world where you can inhale half your daily allotment of calories as you turn left out of the drive-thru, often the only thing standing between you and a few extra chins is willpower—that oh-so—elusive ability to halt the urge to indulge.

If your powers of resistance are lacking, you'll be psyched to hear this: Research shows that willpower is a kind of mental muscle, and like any muscle, it can get stronger. "We now know that the capacity for self-control can be increased," says Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Florida State University who studies the subject.

These four tactics target the most common resolve busters. Put them into practice, and pretty soon that cheesy Sicilian slice or glazed doughnut will be no match for your mental strength.

I've added my own opinion along side these suggestions.

Eat Smaller, More Frequent Meals - I like this one, I love to eat!

Eat with Your Other Hand - I've actually learned to eat with both hands; when I broke my right arm

Weigh Yourself Regularly - To depressing.  Your weight is all over the place depending on what time and what day, what the weather is like, and how much salt intake, don't like this one!

Lift Your Spirits - By eating Chocolate, MAYBE?  

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