EP. #21: Eating and the Law of Diminishing Returns

Eating and the Law of Diminishing Returns | Weight Loss for Foodies Podcast

You’ve probably heard of something called the Law of Diminishing Returns before. If you’re an economist, you know it well. In a nutshell, it essentially means that the value or enjoyment we get from something starts to decrease after a certain point, regardless of how much of it we have. 

It can also mean the more you experience something, the less rewarding it becomes.  

For example, think about the difference between how productive you are if you work 5 hours a day versus 15. I bet you get as much done in the first 5 hours as in the next 10. There is a diminishing return as you keep working. 

The difference between earning $25,000 per year and $50,000 is huge. One may mean you live hand to mouth, and the other gives you some income security, assuming you don’t live in New York, London or Vancouver.  

But if you make $1 million per year versus $1,025,000? The difference in your life won’t even be noticeable. After a certain point, more money has a diminishing return. 

Are you wondering why a weight coach is talking about this? 

Because the law of diminishing returns applies in spades to food and eating.  

Listen to learn the three ways it applies and how you can defeat the law of diminishing returns and become lighter. 




Listen to Episode 7 of the podcast all about mindful eating HERE.

Listen to Episode 13 of the podcast all about the scarcity mindset HERE.


About the Author Shari Broder

I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.

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