Studies prove that people are more likely to stay on track when "eyes are watching them." A mirror on the refrigerator, and one in the pantry, may subconsiously reduce snacking, sneaking or binging. PLUS, looking at yourself will remind you of your goals and help make that decision on whether you are going to snack or choose another option when you are not truly hungry. Even better, put your "goal picture" BESIDE the mirror to remind you where you are heading.
Adam Alter's "DRUNK TANK PINK" explains the science to this behavior. A good interview: http://www.npr .org/2013/04/05/17633968 6/drunk-tank-pink-finds- clues-to-behavior Also, the book "NUDGE" http://nudges.wordpress. com/2009/03/25/want-peop le-to-lose-weight-put-a- mirror-in-front-of-the-d onuts
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For the past two years I have used my bookmarks as a visual clue, somewhat like Chris Downie used his vision collage. I put my completed 2009 bookmark with monthly stars on my bedroom mirror and my 2010 bookmark with its stars-to-date on my refrigerator as frequent reminders of my maintenance goal. For 2011 there is no bookmark,so I copied the page from the maintenance Pocket Guide for my refrigerator, moved the 2010 bookmark to my bedroom mirror, and put the 2009 bookmark on my bathroom mirror
I put pictures of myself from my fit days or little notes all around the house so every time I turn a corner, there is something there to remind me of my goals... there are pictures and notes to myself on the refrigerator, in the refrigerator, on the pantry, on my bathroom mirror, in my bedroom...
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