Sunday, June 1, 2014

How Siri is helping me to quit snacking #iphone

I'm trying to cut down the food that I eat. I believe we (people in general) eat too much food. Studies of lab rats have shown that they live longer if they eat less. The biggest culprit is not actually food of any nutritional value, it's snacks that I eat just after a meal. So I came up with a way to try and stop snacking after meals, I enlisted the help of Siri on my iPhone. Now after I finish my meal and my body is still telling me I'm hungry, instead of reaching for something to eat, I hold down the button on my iPhone and ask Siri to set my timer for 10 minutes. When I say set the time "for ten minues" and Siri often sets it to fourteen minutes, no matter. A few minutes later when the timer goes off I allow myself to eat any snack I'm still hungry for... Funny thing is, ten+ minutes later I'm no longer hungry!

So far, it's working like a charm.

from Andrew Brett

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