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Podcast, Weight Coaching | July 17, 2018  | by  Shari Broder | 3 COMMENT
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

My mission is to help foodies ditch dieting and lose the weight for good. Discover what is really causing your weight issues (it isn't that you love food!), and learn how to stop obsessing about food and make peace with food and eating. Get off the diet hamster wheel once and for all and learn to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat.

  1. SO SO SO true! “I don’t eat ALL that much.” What a load of garbage. Besides YOU, the FOOD LOG and the T&T worksheet were my most powerful tools. Thank you.

  2. I’d add San Francisco to your list of expensive cities. Funny how my favorite cities are on your list. I just rad a book that referred to this idea in regards to money and happiness. It’s called the Little Book of Lykke.

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Meet Shari

I am passionate about helping women lose weight without dieting by teaching them how to trust their inner wisdom and make peace with food and eating.  I love teaching women how to get off the diet hamster wheel by learning how to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy foods they love while losing their desire to overeat along with their excess weight.