A recent discussion among my colleagues reminded me of what we fondly call “the apple test”.
Here’s how it works: you decide you want a snack. But what type of snack do you really want to eat? If you think you want a cookie, or a donut, or a candy bar, or even a handful of peanuts – ask yourself this question: would an apple do the trick?
If you’re really and truly hungry, then eating an apple would of course satisfy your hunger. The problem is, we don’t usually turn to fruit for a snack, and instead grab something else.
Try this the next time you’re searching through the cupboards, staring at the refrigerator, or lingering in front of the vending machine down the hall: would an apple satisfy me right now?
Let me know how this simple test works for you!