Professor Brian Wansink, PhD, is the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He has conducted more than 250 experiments proving that people have no idea how much they’re putting in their mouths or for what reason.
4. Brian’s rule of two: When eating at a buffet, put only two items at a time on your plate. Even if you make repeated trips, you’ll eat a lot less.
5. Always eat in the same room of your house (but not in front of a TV or computer). You won’t snack as much.
6. Don’t leave serving dishes on the table unless they’re filled with vegetables.
7. A Butterfinger or a hug? What do you really want? Physical hunger builds gradually. Emotional hunger develops suddenly.