Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Why Google Employees Look Marvelous!

Are high sodium and fattening pre-packaged foods good for us? Nope. Wait let me check. Sorry...it’s still no. So what can we do? Eat healthy right? We all know that’s easier said than done. We are swarmed with information about what to eat but we often don’t put it into practice because there is no one standing over our shoulder to remind us that the donut we’re scarfing down isn’t exactly the best choice.

Luckily I came across a great trick to solve this daily eating dilemma while reading an article about David Kessler, author of The End of Overeating. He shared a story about selecting a lunch item from the cafeteria at Google’s headquarters. In front of eat lunch item they have a red, yellow or green sign. Green means have as much as you want. Yellow means have a moderate amount. Red means taste it but be careful about how much you eat.

This smart strategy if something you can easily apply at home. Place a small piece of red paper inside the kitchen cabinet door that is full of chips and treats. A yellow piece of paper in the area you keep breads and baked goods. Post a green one near fruits and other healthy snacks. You can also apply the same strategy inside your fridge. Better yet keep those colored paper images in your head when you are selecting items at the grocery store or ordering from a menu.

My guess is those signs would have a real affect on your food choices leading to a happier and healthier you! No wonder those people who work at Google look so good!


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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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