Mindless eating: why we eat more than we think

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In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you’re eating, what you’re eating–or why you’re even eating at all.

• Does food with a brand name really taste better?
• Do you hate brussels sprouts because your mother did?
• Does the size of your plate determine how hungry you feel?
• How much would you eat if your soup bowl secretly refilled itself?
• What does your favorite comfort food really say about you?
• Why do you overeat so much at healthy restaurants?

Brian Wansink is a Stanford Ph.D. and the director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. He’s spent a lifetime studying what we don’t notice: the hidden cues that determine how much and why people eat. Using ingenious, fun, and sometimes downright fiendishly clever experiments like the “bottomless soup bowl,” Wansink takes us on a fascinating tour of the secret dynamics behind our dietary habits. How does packaging influence how much we eat? Which movies make us eat faster? How does music or the color of the room influence how much we eat? How can we recognize the “hidden persuaders” used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to mindlessly eat? What are the real reasons most diets are doomed to fail? And how can we use the “mindless margin” to lose–instead of gain–ten to twenty pounds in the coming year?

Mindless Eating will change the way you look at food, and it will give you the facts you need to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, in restaurants, at the office–even at a vending machine–wherever you decide to satisfy your appetite.

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display_descriptionThis book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we're eating'often without realizing it. His findings will astound you. Can the size of your plate really influence your appetite' Why do you eat more when you dine with friends' What "hidden persuaders" are used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to overeat' How does music or the color of the room influence how much'and how fast'we eat' How can we "mindlessly" lose'instead of gain'up to twenty pounds in the coming year' Starting today, you can make more mindful, enjoyable, and healthy choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, at the office'wherever you satisfy your appetite.
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subject_facetCompulsive Behavior
Compulsive eating
Electronic books
Feeding Behavior
Feeding Behavior -- psychology
Food habits -- Psychological aspects
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
HEALTH & FITNESS / Reference
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL -- Diseases
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine
title_displayMindless eating : why we eat more than we think
title_fullMindless Eating Why We Eat More Than We Think
Mindless eating : why we eat more than we think / Brian Wansink
title_shortMindless eating
title_subwhy we eat more than we think
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Compulsive Behavior
Compulsive eating
Evidence-Based Medicine
Feeding Behavior
Food habits
HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
HEALTH & FITNESS / Reference
Health & Fitness
Internal Medicine
Psychological aspects