A study conducted by the team of Cornell University researchers says that people who focus on changing their surroundings to stick to their diet plan report losing more weight.
The study was conducted over 200 participants from the National Mindless Eating Challenge (predecessor of the MindlessMethod.com) who were given diet tips from three categories: change your environment, change your eating behavior, and change your food choices.
According to the lead author of the study, Brian Wansink, who also wrote Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, dieters provided with stylized environmental tips such as using a 10 inch plate, rearranging the cupboards, and moving the candy plate, stuck to their diets an average of two more days per month.
During the three month study, participants reportedly lost one to two pounds per month per tip. It was found that after following a specific tip for at least 20 days in a month, changes took place.
In case of environmental changes, the researchers advised that people should use smaller plates, switch off television, computers and cell phones while having a meal and keep high calorie foods out of sight and reach. These simple changes can make a lot of difference and are easier to follow also, rather than changing eating habits or replacing foods with other healthier option.
Maintaining a particular diet in a weight loss program is not easy than said, but incorporating simple ways make a difference.
This sudy was presented by Brian Wansink, Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab at this week's Experimental Biology conference at Anaheim, Calif.(source:bolo health.com)