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by Brent Haydey

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04.13.2011

Go to your kitchen cupboard right now!   Look at your glasses.  Are they short and wide or tall and thin?  If you have both, which ones do you automatically reach for when you want your favorite beverage?  Your answer might be impacting your waistline.

Do you know how much you’re pouring?

Yup it’s true.  Food psychology researcher Brian Wansink suggests that we tend to pour more into short wide glasses than we do into tall thin glasses of equal volume.  25-30% more!  He says the glass size and shape creates a persuasive visual illusion and we misjudge the amount we pour and consume as a result.  Drink more calories than you think you are day after day and it will contribute to knocking you off track with your goals of achieving Thriving Health.  Even professional bartenders fall prey to this unconscious perception.

Here are key tips to prevent you from mindlessly drinking excess calories.

Get rid of your short wide glasses and replace them with tall thin ones of similar volume.

Rest assured that when you reach for a glass you’ll only have one choice.  When you pour your beverage into that glass without thinking about it and out of habit you’re less likely to over pour.

If you are concerned that you always pour to the top then when you replace your short wide glasses get tall thin ones that are smaller in volume.  If you want more to drink make it a conscious decision for seconds.

While it may not seem like much, drinking your calories mindlessly is a sure fire way to stay off track in achieving your goals.  This is one glaringly obvious baby step that will effectively contribute to the 10% rule of change.  It’s small enough you won’t even notice it once you set yourself up with the right glasses but it will deliver the results you want over time.  Slow and steady made easy as you …..

Release weight, achieve thriving health and begin living your Ideal Life TODAY!

Yours in health,

Brent

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Brent Haydey Profile PhotoBeginning with a degree in exercise science and kinesiology, Brent Haydey has evolved over thirty years as an entrepreneur; building four businesses, and as a health, executive, and life coach.
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