Dr. Brian Wansink at Cornell University is up to his infamous shenanigans once again. He’s done experiment after experiment showing that…no matter how much in control of our eating we think we are…most of us are mindless eaters.
In this most recent experiment, the researchers gave two groups of people different portion sizes of snacks (chocolate chips, apple pie, and potato chips) and told to eat as much as they wanted. One group was served 195 calories worth, the other was served 1370 calories worth.
Turns out 15 minutes after snack time, those who served the large portions didn’t have any stronger feelings of satiety than those served the smaller portions – even though they ended up eating 103 calories more!
So…remember, serve yourself smaller portions and then wait until your brain registers its fullness. Chances are you’ll be just as content with that smaller portion.
Check out Dr. Wansink’s book – Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think.