279: Dr. Brian Wansink Explains How Government Dietary Guidelines Are Born


Hello and welcome back to The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Today Jimmy shares an interview with, perhaps the jolliest guest we’ve ever had the pleasure to present, Dr. Brian Wansink. Dr. Wansink is not only a food psychologist at Cornell University and a part of the panel creating the 2010 government-based dietary guidelines, he’s also the author of the fascinating book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think.

Besides sharing more laughter and good humor than you can shake a stick at, Dr. Wansink explains some of the psychological strategies his studies have proven are as effective in decreasing excessive food consumption. He also notes that low-carb approaches cause less food consumption. Perhaps most interestingly of all, he shares his experience working with the panel creating the 2010 US government dietary guidelines.

Don’t miss this rare, candid interview with Dr. Brian Wansink!

Dr. Brian Wansink bio
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
Official Mindless Eating web site
The McSubway Study
Small Plate Movement
USDA’s Dietary Guidelines For Americans web site