Eating just one piece of fruit prior to grocery shopping could save you from buying high-calorie junk, finds new research from Cornell University.
the study, people who ate apples before they shopped bought 28 percent
more produce than consumers who had cookies. They also bought fewer
The explanation is simple: Once you eat a healthy
snack, your subconscious continues to steer you in the same direction,
says study author Aner Tal, Ph.D.
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good news for your waistline: Instead of consciously trying to change
your behavior, this kind of priming helps you make healthier choices
with basically no effort, he says.
before you hit the aisles, chow down on a wholesome snack. Just make
sure you don’t dawdle around after eating—the effects of priming lessen
over time, so the trick really only works if you have the snack right
before you head to the store, Tal says.
From Men's Health
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