Want to Eat Healthier? Try Seeing the Glass as Half-Full

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Do Optimists Eat Healthier?When my stomach rumbles around 3:00pm, I often struggle to reach for an apple instead of a cookie.

Despite knowing the advantages of choosing a piece of fruit over a baked good, I’m still tempted by the call of a Snickerdoodle.

The solution, I’ve recently learned, could simply be to turn my frowns upside down.

Researchers from the University of Arizona have discovered that when it comes to healthy eating, your attitude matters as much as what’s on your plate. Their new study, which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, found that women who are more optimistic about life are also more successful at adopting healthier eating habits.

Today I’m over at No Sweat discussing this link between healthy eating and a sunny disposition, plus offering some strategies that anyone—optimist or pessimist—can use to improve their diet. Check it out!

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you think your outlook on life affects your eating habits?