When we think times are tough, our survival instincts kick in and we seek out calorie-packed foods that keep us fuller longer. In a recent study, people who were primed with messages about struggle and adversity ate almost 40 percent more than people who weren’t, and they were drawn to higher-calorie foods. Don’t let news of the weak economy weaken your resolve. To stay lean in lean times, eat mindfully, savor flavor and let your belly—not your budget—be your guide.
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