The Mindless Eating Advantage

Man Sprouts Podcast Episode 6

episode 6 of the man sprouts podcast - eating and health

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Welcome to episode 6 of the man sprouts podcast. 

In this show, we continue to explore how to reclaim our 'man sprouts' by identifying our likes and dislikes, values, strengths and what motivates and demotivates us (click here for a one page list of the questions I refer to in the podcast).

I also share an interview with Professor Brian Wansink who is an scientist exploring eating behaviour.  He shares tips and ideas on how to use our tendency to 'mindlessly eat' to our advantage in eating less rather than more. 

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Show Notes:

Episode comment: Spare a thought for the kids.  Let me know your thoughts regarding the impact of stress and strain on the children and teenagers in our circle.  How do they cope with the challenges of life?  What are your tips and ideas for helping them to cope more positively.  Get in touch

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Daily Sprout Interlude: This episodes Daily Sprout is entitled: 'Are you Being You?' which compliments the theme of 'reclaiming our man sprouts' by asking you to reflect on that question.  How close are you to being you?

professor brian wansink, eating behaviour expert

Healthier Than Yesterday: In an interview with Professor Brian Wansink (author of 'Mindless Eating' and Slim by Design', we explore how using our tendency to mindlessly eat can be turned to our advantage in eating less.  Professor Wansink is a researcher in eating behaviour and has a wealth of research to back his tools, and strategies contained in his books.  We explore several angles in the interview (apologies for the sound quality - Skype kept breaking up.  I am hoping to get Prof Wansink back on for an update in his work and answer some of your questions.

Brian Wansink is an American professorCornell University where he is director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.  He is the author of two books (see below) aimed at helping us to eat less by changing small habits and environmental cues in our day to day life.

Don't forget to check out his many books, especially:


Check out the National Weight Loss registry registry as mentioned in the podcast interview.

Or visit Professor Wansink's 'Slim by Design Registry' to take part in the survey to identify some useful tips in healthier eating.

Other useful links and information:


Link to Samaritans - Men, Suicide and Society

As a word of advice for any one experiencing their own sense of desperation, loss or crisis, please, don't endure it alone.  Seek help.  From family, trusted friends and professionals.  Your own Doctor or GP is a great place to start.  Or there are great services provided by organisations such as the Samaritans.  For further advice on professional support and advice check out the NHS resources.  

This podcast series is intended to encourage reflection on your own wellbeing and mental health.  It seeks to encourage you to speak up and get help where needed and take hope that you things can be better.  It is not intended as therapy or a replacement for professional help and advice.


Dave Algeo, Stress(ed) Guru