Daily Decisions to Eat Well

Eating well is a daily decision – a decision we make multiple times each day.

Today I started the first chapter of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal.

My thought for the day is this: McGonigal discusses a double-blind study where one group is distracted then led to a table of fruit and cookies. The second group is not distracted. The distracted group was far more likely to choose cookies over fruit.

What does that mean for teacher?
We’re masters of multi-tasking. We often eat lunch at our desks. While we are conferencing with students, we may be simultaneously planning a team meeting presentation. We read aloud and think of teaching points as we read.

Then food arrives. If you’re like me, you grab without thinking.

So the challenge is this: notice when food comes into your day. Stop multitasking. Make eating a conscious decision.

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One thought on “Daily Decisions to Eat Well

  1. […] my last post, I wrote about how eating well was a decision. I’ve realized that it is not one decision, it is a series of daily decision – […]

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