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Thursday, April 21, 2011

People ate 25% less when given four 100-calorie packages of crackers versus one 400 calorie package

People ate 25 percent less -- 75 fewer calories -- when they were given four 100-calorie packages of crackers than when given one 400-calorie package according to a study by the always interesting Brian Wansink, PhD of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

Overweight participants decreased their intake by 54 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 1:13 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ESTIMATING CALORIE CONTENT

People underestimate the calorie content of large meals by 23-38%

People underestimated the calorie content of large fast food meals they had ordered by an average of 38 percent, but guessed within 3 percent about the calorie content of small meals according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 11:11 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 17, 2008

LIQUIDS

People consume 73% more soup in self-refilling bowls without feeling any more satisfied

People consume 73 percent more soup in self-refilling bowls without feeling any more satisfied and without realizing that they had eaten any more according to a study by Brian Wansink at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 2:23 pm | [0] comments

Monday, September 24, 2007

BOWL SIZE

People serve themselves 31% more ice cream when given a larger bowl

Nutrition experts served themselves 31 percent more ice cream when they were given larger bowls (34 ounces) than when they were given smaller bowls (17 ounces) according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 7:28 am | [0] comments

SERVING SPOON SIZE

People serve themselves 15% more ice cream when given a larger serving spoon

Nutrition experts served themselves 14.5 percent more ice cream when they were given larger serving spoon compared to a smaller serving spoon (3 ounce versus 2 ounce) according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 7:24 am | [0] comments

GLASS SHAPE

Bartenders pour 20% more into a short, wide glass than a tall, thin glass

Bartenders with an average of 6 years of experience, poured 20.5 percent more into a short, wide glass than they did into a tall, thin glass according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 7:18 am | [0] comments

SEEING INCREASES EATING

People ate 2.2 more candies each day when the candies were visible

People ate an average of 2.2 more candies per day when candies were placed in a clear bowl where they could see them compared to an opaque bowl or covered bowl where they could not see them according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 7:08 am | [0] comments

PROXIMITY OF FOOD

People ate 1.8 more candies each day when the candies were within reach

People ate an average of 1.8 more candies per day when candies were placed on their desk within reach as opposed to when they were placed six feet away according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 7:04 am | [0] comments

VISUAL CUES

People eat less when they know how much they have eaten

People eat more chicken wings when the bones have been removed from the table than when they are left there so you can see how many you have eaten -- 7 wings versus 5.5 wings -- according to a study from Brian Wansink from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 5:58 am | [0] comments
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