The Psychology of Eating

I found this great article on the Psychology of Eating called Why We Overeat written by Allison Tsai for Diabetes Forecast.

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Great tips and research on overeating, things like:

“people who put fruit on their kitchen counter weighed 13 pounds less, on average, than those who did not have visible fruit. And those with soda on the counter weighed 24 to 26 pounds more than those who had a soda-free counter.”

“people ate about 45 percent more food when they used a 10-inch plate versus an 8-inch plate.”

“food served from the stovetop prompted people to eat 25 to 30 percent less than the same food served family style at the table. When food is piled on serving dishes on the table, it’s easy to reach for seconds.”

And lots of wonderful tips on changing the way we eat.

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