Just Lie to Yourself: Science

[Scientists] found similar differences among another group of campers, who were instructed to to listen to music as they walked. The guide told them to focus on the music, asking them, for instance, where they heard the music more clearly.Wansink documented that the music-focused walkers consumed far fewer M&M;’s offered up as a snack after the stroll, compared to participants who had just focused on the exercise of walking.

Some other possible life tips based on this research: While at work, drink — your shift will feel like a party, and you won’t need to go out afterward. Instead of “doing chores” around the house, tell your friends, and yourself, that you’re preparing to move out every two weeks. Then just don’t! The possibilities are endless, as long as you remain unaware of as many of them as possible.