8/16/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 17. August 2013 07:01

I like to read a lot of different magazines, on-line newsletters, and books to keep my continuing education on health and fitness well rounded.  I was at the library ( a great resource at no cost for you),  and looked at a book called Mindless Eating, Why We Eat More Than We Think (Bantum Books, 2006) by Brian Wansink, PhD.  In his book, Wansink attributes weight gain in adults when meal food prepared is brought to the table and served buffet style, versus, serving the plates in the kitchen and either putting the extras away or at least, leaving them in the kitchen. 

It makes a lot of sense.  One is much more likely to grab a second helping if you have a bowl of it sitting right in front of you, or mindlessly nibbling from a bowl while having a conversation.

Wansink hails the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind”.  It’s so true, and an babystep that you can utilize to control portions will help with your weight loss goals. 




Monday 8/15/10- Workout Diary:

Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

Strength Train- Biceps

biceps row- 15lb

biceps row (turned out)- 1 tube

hammer curl- 15lb

concentrated curl- 20 lb

 21's- 29 lb padded weight bar


Monday 8/15/10- Food Diary:


4 egg whites, 1 cup spinach(110 cal.)

1 apple (67 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese, 1/8 cup non-fat yogurt ( 105 cal)


2.6 oz chicken breast, roasted (57 cal)

Salad- 1 cup spinach, 1/2 sweet pepper,11/4 cup yellow squash, 1/8 cup cucumber, 1/2 tomato (60 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1 whole wheat tortilla, 2 tbls organic almond butter, 1 banana (250 cal)


 5 oz Mahi Mahi(120 cal)

1 cup steamed broccoli( 25 cal)

7 asparagus spears(22 cal)

5 ravioli (175 cal) 


2 oz dark chocolate( 130 cal)

1 wine (100 cal)


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Mary at Mindless
Mary at Mindless
8/18/2014 9:36:58 AM #


Sounds like you are a fan of Dr. Wansink as I am and his book "Mindless Eating."  The research on why, how, what and when we eat is so interesting and informative.  If we take the contents out of this book and apply it to our lifestyle, we are assured to stay at a healthy and lighter weight without putting any pressure on ourselves to do so.  No calorie counting, no meal plans.    Dr. Wansink says, "It's a lot easier to change your environment than to change yourself."  How True.  And the great Doctor has done all the groundwork!

Dr. Wansink developed a line of dinnerware cleverly called "Thinware."  The Thinware sets are plates that were designed specifically in color, shape and size by Dr. Wansink to encourage less eating while promoting better eating.  It's all about the portion and calories.  Our bodies only know calories.  It's important to realize that portion control doesn’t work with just any small plate.  The plate design and formula is sound and proven to work.  You can find Thinware, custom “Mindless Cues” and fun items on www.mindlessproducts.com.  

Dr. Wansink also has developed a weight loss plan called the Mindless Method based again on the book “Mindless Eating” combined  with his years of research on eating behaviors he call “Eating Scripts."  The Mindless Method is designed to promote weight loss by assigning proven solutions unique to each person’s eating scripts changing bad eating habits into positive eating habits, mindlessly.  Check us out at www.mindlessmethod.com

"The best diet is the one you don't know you're on." - Brian Wansink

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