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The Last Supper Effect

The Last Supper Effect

Have you ever had that ‘one’ last blowout on all the foods you love before starting a new health kick?

You’re not alone.

In fact, I can guarantee many of us will be thinking that this weekend with Easter here already. 

It’s easy to think “I Will start on Monday”

But researchers have found something really interesting.

In fact, when I was doing my postgraduate research into low calorie diets and Type 2 diabetes,

We found this too.

What happens is that when people know what’s about to happen:

“I’m going to give up all of my foods and detox from Monday”

We eat more of it NOW.

They show this with animal studies too…

When you give sugar to mice and take it away…

They want more of it.

They show addictive-like behaviours. 

Which means we gain weight now 

And then have more to lose  next week.

So why does this matter?

Well, sometimes we assume that if we do nothing …

Nothing changes.

But what we forget is that just like small positive habits can lead to long term transformation (like the ladies here

It can also work the other way.

There will always be Easter



Lovely, tempting food…

And the only way to manage this and ditch the yo-yo dieting cycle?

Is to learn how to manage your relationship with food 

And exercise…

Knowing that you don’t have to do it all to get results (in fact, imagine if we were consistent with 70% of what we set out to do?)


We just end up doing the same thing (binge and restrict) 

And expect different results. 

There is a better way…

As Hannah mentioned

Matt “ last Supper” Fruci