Burgers over Kale
As a restaurant publicist, I’m always hungry. You would be too if you were talking, writing and researching about food all day. The cravings are even worse when burgers or Mexican food (aka my favorites) are involved. So that kale salad I brought for lunch – yeah, it’s the last thing I want to be eating to curb my appetite.
So it was no surprise to me that a recent study by psychologists at the University of Amsterdam found that eyes and noses will always win the battle of choosing unhealthy foods over healthier options — even when our brain knows better. We’re weak humans.
The author of the study suggests reducing the amount of advertising and exposure to unhealthy foods as well as building strong associations and mind cues towards healthier eating could help our desire for bad foods.
Sorry, researcher dude, but that’s not going to work for me. 1. I’m not changing my career anytime soon. 2. That cheeseburger I’m thinking about is almost always going to win over a lettuce wrap, especially during the dead of a Boston winter. So you’ll continue to find me at 38 Chauncy St. lusting for an item that isn’t Whole30 approved.
Posted by Christina V (as she was snacking on chips & guac)