- She keeps a King Size 3 Muskateers Bar at home, in plain sight, on the kitchen counter. Not her favorite treat, but is good. Why does she keep it out in plain sight? When she is out someplace where she would be tempted to have a dessert of some kind, she thinks to herself "no, I have that 3 Muskateers Bar at home." By the time she gets home, she is able to refuse the 3 Muskateers Bar, which is now several weeks old.
- She downloads her favorite books to her iPod nano, which is really only convenient for her to wear when working out. She says she finds herself wanting to go work out so that she can listen to the books, and sometimes stays longer thinking "just one more chapter."
Sunday, July 27, 2008
How My Wife Could Be a Behavioral Economist
My wife has two interesting incentive schemes for her workout and dieting scheme: