SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving will soon be here, and for many people that means eating so much food that they will feel bloated, uncomfortable, and guilty. But according to Kyra Bobinet, a physician who holds a master's degree in public health and specializes in behavior neuroscience design, there are easy yet powerful tweaks families can make to avoid holiday weight gain and enjoy the holidays more without regret.
By working with how our brains operate, Bobinet says, this year's turkey day and the holiday meals that follow can satisfy people's appetites and beloved traditions without the mindless bingeing. As the author of the new book Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life, she can outline the steps to take to design your home to prevent holiday weight gain.
Bobinet will explain:
- Why preventing holiday weight gain is more effective than dieting after the new year.
- What to start the meal with that will stretch the stomach and trick the brain.
- How you can make people "work" for their second helpings without their noticing.
- Tricks for slowing the meal down such as using smaller serving spoons or even using chopsticks so the brain catches up to the stomach.
- Substitutions that the brain won't notice but will be healthful.
- Just how many bites it takes to register the satisfaction of dessert (and why mini-desserts are completely satisfying).
- Where you should store leftovers (hint: it's not the refrigerator).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kyra Bobinet, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician-turned-designer in behavior neuroscience and the author of the new book, Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life (engagedIN Press, 2015). Bobinet has instructed thousands of students at Stanford School of Medicine and is CEO of engagedIN, a behavior change design firm. She has been featured on NPR and ABC-7 (Los Angeles) and in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Fast Company and Experience Life. She is the recipient of the 20015 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Innovator Award.
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