mindless_eating - April 25Mindless eating refers to how food psychology and the food environment influence our eating habits (how much, what and when we eat). Most of the food-related decisions we make each day are made subconsciously. Few of these decisions are actually related to how hungry we are. See In this presentation, dietician Mina Mirtaheri, along with a graduating intern from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, will discuss the psychological aspect and the environmental aspect of why we choose to eat certain foods vs others. Factors such as family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors, shapes and smell, as well as where food is stored, how it is placed and how it is served all influence our eating habits. Understanding the “hidden persuaders” that cause us to overeat will help make it easier to incorporate new, healthier habits into one’s lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed. 

You may find the following articles of interest:

Mindless eating, why we eat more than we think

Weight loss starts with the mind, not the body

Friday, April 25, 2014

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Leacock Building, LEA 232

To register: go here

April 8, 2014