I’m going to ask a potentially dumb question: have you noticed that it’s way easier to resist bad food when you can’t see it?
Seems pretty obvious, and it makes perfect sense, if you think about it: what you can’t see you probably won’t go for.
Well as obvious as it may seem, I bet you haven’t fully grasped the weight of it as a revelation.
Confused? Let me explain.
There’s a theory within behavioral psychology known as nudge theory. It’s the idea that by altering, in some subtle way, your environment, you’ll be more or less inclined to behave in a certain way. It’s essentially designing the world around you so that it helps you make better choices without even thinking about.
It can be both positive and negative. Grocery stores use it; that’s why they have candy at eyeline at checkout and all their best offers at the end of each aisle. What you see, and what is around you has a big impact on what you do.
So here’s why this is relevant and helpful for you: You can harness the power of the nudge to guide yourself towards healthier choices. Here are some simple ways:
Have you tried nudging? What simple changes can you make today that will make tomorrow healthier?
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