Renew You Challenge

It’s Monday again. Let’s start this week off right!

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience performed a range of tests to analyze the effect of thinking about the healthiness and tastiness of foods when making the decision about which foods to eat. As it turns out, people who thought about the healthiness of the food choices when making a decision about what to eat chose healthier options, even if the food wasn’t perceived as tasty. When the food was also perceived as tasty, they always chose it.

So, this week make it a practice to consider the healthiness of the foods you choose. Before planning dinner, take a moment to think about how healthy the meal is. At the grocery store, shop the perimeter (where the healthiest foods are) and think about your selections as you shop. At snack time (especially) think twice before you ignore the call of healthiness.