Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life
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In Slim by Design, leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking solutions for designing our most common spaces--schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and home kitchens, among others--in order to make positive changes in how we approach and manage our diets. For a quick introduction to the book, check out this YouTube Video: youtube.com/watch?v=Nfudq4C-Agc
Anyone familiar with Wansink's Mindless Eating knows this is not a typical diet book. Wansink shares his scientific approach to eating, providing insight and information, so we can all make better choices when it comes to food.
The pioneer of the Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink presents compelling research conducted at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University by way of cartoons, drawings, charts, graphs, floor plans, and more. Slim by Design offers innovative ways to make healthy eating mindlessly easy.
and fries.33 Unfortunately, most kids and parents didn’t know about it, so 89 percent still got the fries.34 There are tons of healthy fast-food options. The problem—which is as old as McDonald’s failed low-fat McLean burger of 1995—is that not enough people buy them. But these companies can change this by making these new healthier options cheaper and more convenient—the two main reasons we buy fast food in the first place. Surprisingly, these options don’t have to be much cheaper—they only
for every restaurant owner, and it’s up to them to decide what will work. Chapter 7 shows what tips and strategies you can use to start your own movement. If restaurant owners and managers want our business, they’ll listen. If not, we can always find a new favorite. Slim-by-Design Restaurant Self-Assessment Scorecard Is your favorite restaurant making you slimmer or fatter? This scorecard will tell you. The higher the score, the harder they’re trying to make you slim. Anything that isn’t
your miracle cure. There’s a promising new generation of these programs (see SlimByDesignMethod.com), but always look for the real proof and not just “testimonials.” Would You Sign a Health Conduct Code? IMAGINE IF PART OF YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION was to be healthy. Most companies have a company manual and a conduct code you sign when you start. It tells you generally how to handle company property (“no stealing”), how to deal with coworkers (“no touching”), how to dress (“no Speedos”). We read it,
basic changes and feel good about how things are going and are ready for the next challenge, go stand with the kids in the front of the lunch line and ask yourself, “WWMcD?” SMARTER LUNCHROOM SCORECARD—70/70 BY 2020 How smart is your school’s lunchroom? There’s a 100-point scorecard that quickly shows how it measures up with thousands of schools across the country. By 2020, our goal is that 70 percent of all U.S. schools will have a 70 percent score or higher. Anyone can copy the scorecard at
and I have is that we tend to eat at our desks. Although I’d like to think it’s because we’re super hard, dedicated workers, it probably has something to do with the lack of more attractive options, such as brown-bag lunch presentations, outings, or team lunches, and that the break room could use a serious makeover for those of us who bring our lunches. Also, the cafeteria could make a lot of changes—rearranging the placement of foods, promoting healthy convenience combo-lunches, and so