How to easily get yourself to eat less:

Keep the serving dishes off the table.

Via Eurekalert:

“We looked at whether serving foods from the kitchen counter, instead of at the table, would reduce the number of times a person refilled his or her plate,” Wansink said.

“Quite simply, it is a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind,'” he continued. “When we kept the serving dishes off the table, people ate 20% fewer calories. Men ate close to 29% less.”

The research is by Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University.

His book is Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. I highly recommend it.

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