As I mentioned last week, reading and implementing what I learned from the book Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink was a real turning point in my weight loss journey.
It was the tipping point that led to achieving the peace with food I’d been seeking while maintaining the Weight Watchers goal weight I’d set back in my late 20s.
6-Week Mindless Eating Challenge
Now seven years later, as I settle in at the scene of this healthy exploration (Land O’ Lakes, WI), I thought it would be fun to create a 6-week Mindless Eating Challenge to help others experience what I discovered.
While Weight Watchers friendly recipes are important, they are only one part of the equation. Learning how to manage our environment and develop healthy habits are the critical elements of lasting weight loss success.
Mindless Eating helped me see this.
But it’s not enough to just read a book. You have to practice what you discover. Which is what this challenge is all about.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
For this challenge, we will all read Mindless Eating and share our awarenesses and experiences. Every week for six weeks, from July 10 – August 14, we’ll read two chapters a week and share what we learn.
I’ll kick things off every Monday with a post here on Simple Nourished Living, which will give provide participants a place to comment with their discoveries, if they’d like.
It seems like a perfect summer project…
A virtual book club, but with homework 🙂
To be most effective, this challenge is best undertaken in a low key “let’s just see what we discover” manner.
No way to fail.
But it does provide a bit of accountability if you find it helpful in propelling you into action.
All you need to do to take part is buy the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, by Brian Wansink (or borrow it from your library).
Here’s the basic schedule:
6-Week Mindless Eating Challenge Schedule
- Week #1: July 10 – Chapters 1 & 2
- Week #2: July 17 – Chapters 3 & 4
- Week #3: July 24 – Chapter 5 & 6
- Week #4: July 31 – Chapters 7 & 8
- Week #5: August 7 – Chapters 9 & 10
- Week #6: August 14 – Appendix B & Wrap-up
I’ll be back next Monday with my thoughts from Chapters 1 & 2.
Have a great week!
PS: If you want some support eating better and losing weight this summer, my 28-Day Smart Start Weight Loss Challenge may be just what you’re looking for! Many of the tips and suggestions are based on what I learned by applying Dr. Wansink’s Mindless Eating concepts.
“This has been a wonderful challenge. Thank you for all of the support and encouragement. I have definitely made some positive changes that I plan to continue!” – Bronwyn
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