Make Habits, Not Rules

I recently ordered a fruit salad in Raleigh, NC. The pecans were generously sugar-coated; the croutons came fresh out of the frying pan; and the accompanying biscuit covered the Holy Trinity of Sugar, Carbs, and Fat. I have no idea what was in the dressing, and I prefer not to know. The salad was not the healthy option that I thought it would be. I had done my best earlier that day. I had been running around the city the same morning, over sidewalks that looked suspiciously wide. But after eating the salad (which I certainly enjoyed), I felt like I needed another long run. And I thought, “My God, are they even trying to make healthier living easy for people around here?” Where I come from (The Netherlands), the default side option for a fruit salad might be dark sourdough rye bread, best used for weight-lifting, not eating. So, how can we change this? What can we do to change the behaviors of people in a way that would be good for them and for society? Read More:...