New Year’s Resolution: Fruit Bowl


Psychologist Brian Wansink of Cornell University believes that our environment and external cues influence both what and how much we eat.  His book Mindless Eating is full of fascinating research and ways that you can eat healthier by implementing small changes.


If you are interested in his work I recommend checking out his book or watching his TED Talk.


For the new year, I am going to make a simple resolution: keep a fruit bowl in the middle of my table.  It’s that simple.

Wansink claims that on average, people who keep a fruit bowl visible on their table or kitchen weigh on average 10 lbs. less than people who do not. People who keep cereal visible, on the other hand, weigh on average 10 lbs. more.

A fruit bowl is a pretty, cheap center piece that changes through the seasons and I’ll photograph it weekly and post it here once a month.

What’s in my fruit bowl today?

  • Golden Delicious Apples
  • Satsuma Oranges
  • Avocados
  • Whole Trade Bananas

Happy New Year to you all!

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