5 Simple Ways to Engineer Weight Loss in Your Environment

April 3, 2015 7:48 PM

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In my latest film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Brian Wansink, the director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He is an expert on how our environment induces us to overeat. In the movie, we visited a coffee shop/bakery where he showed me how a retail food store can wear down your resistance to buying a snack by the way the items are presented. It was an eye opener to say the least, and led me to understand an important truth: That much of the junk that we snack on is determined not by what our bodies are telling us, but by 'triggers' on the outside.

With this in mind, I've started paying attention to these triggers and how they work. I get a lot of insight into how this works from the people who send their comments to our Reboot with Joe community. A great example: One woman who said that her toughest time of the day for resisting high-calorie ...

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