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Trying to Eat Healthier? Take a Look in the Mirror

When it comes to losing weight (and keeping it off), guys are always looking for new tools to win the Battle of the Bulge. But while taking up marathon training might help, most guys prefer slightly more realistic weight-loss methods that help them stay on track without making huge changes to their routine.

Fortunately, researchers have hit on a new way to stick to your finely tuned nutrition plan without any extra thought: A mirror, preferably installed in your kitchen.

When people have to choose between a healthy snack and junk food, they tend to think the junk food doesn’t taste as good if there’s a mirror in the room with them, researchers found.

Why? Mirrors make us more conscious of social standards, and that includes diet plans, according to University of Central Florida marketing professor Ata Jami, Ph.D., who led the study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Read my writeup at Men’s Fitness to learn more about this surprising diet tool.