Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Visualization Techniques For Healthy Eating

Still having a tough time getting all your fruits and vegetables? Visualize yourself eating them — it will help you to actually do it.
A study at McGill University found that people ate more fruit when they pictured themselves doing it. The reason? Using visualization techniques that allow you to see yourself carrying out your plan can help you accomplish it.

Athletes have long utilized these kinds of mental strategies to help them visualize their success. Picturing your performance helps solidify the idea and makes it feel more doable. Come up with a concrete plan — like adding an extra helping of fruit or veggies to each meal — write it down and then envision yourself shopping for, preparing and eating them.

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