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Beginning with an Experiment
Beginning with an Experiment

Getting started with an experiment

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Written by Esther Mehesz
Updated over a week ago

If you are interested in where to get started, you can try an experiment. An experiment allows you to run a "mini-trial" of various proven small changes that can help improve both eating and lifestyle habits. Stick at it for as long as you'd like. If it's helping great! If it's not for you, then move on!

Everyone is different and everyone's solutions will differ too. However, these experiments allow you to try proven methods to see if they are a good fit. The experiments that do feel like the right fit can be worked into a daily routine whereas those that don't feel right can be put aside and something new can be experimented with.

These experiments are based on mindful practices that can be implemented into daily lifestyles around eating. Not only do they examine slowing down while eating but also other habits that you may not have realized, like realizing the importance of putting food on a plate or changing out the size of a plate.

When giving an experiment a try, it allows you to not only focus on the long-term goal but also use the experiments as a smaller stepping stone to build the path to that end goal.

Take your time looking through the experiments and only choose one at a time. There is no time requirement for any experiment - take your time and play around with it to see if it fits your daily lifestyle or move on to something else if this is not the one for you. If one experiment does not work, switch to a different one at any time. Or when an experiment feels like it's been "mastered" and works with a daily routine, try a new one out!

To access experiments

Head to your Profile > Experiments > choose to finish current, previous, and all available to see different experiments available (and customize your own too)! Or not interested, simply continue journaling with no experiment.

Can experiments be skipped?

If an experiment is not of interest, no worries! There is the option to simply journal or if none of the experiments are right for your lifestyle, there is always the option to add a personalized experiment to customize to your lifestyle.

What's next?

Once you've had a chance to choose an experiment, or if you've decided to just journal, it's time to get going and journal all your meals and snacks.

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