A Cornell University professor has suggested making small easy changes to our eating habits on a consistent basis – 25 days or more per month – can lead to sustainable weight loss.
But the challenge is to figure out which changes work for specific individuals and how to stick with changes long enough to make them second nature, Professor Brian Wansink in Cornell University”s Food and Brand Lab.
To explore this issue, Cornell researchers launched the National Mindless Eating Challenge (NMEC), an online healthy eating and weight loss program that focused on simple eating behaviour changes, instead of dieting.
NMEC participants, after answering questions about their eating goals, background and well-being, were sent three customized tips to follow for a month.
All tips were founded on research and based on Wansink’s book “Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think” (Bantam, 2006).