Can our environments affect how we eat?
That is according to Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell University Food & Brand Lab in New York and author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, who suggested that the way homes are laid out could affect how much we eat.
Speaking to the LA Times, Mr Wansink said that we take cues from our environment, such as dinner plates, when cooking and eating, which may encourage bigger portions depending on the size.
“What’s the right amount to serve yourself? No one really knows, so what we end up using are the cues around us to determine whether we have the right amount,” he explained.
He added that the size of spoons and how far back healthy food is in the cupboard can also make a difference.
Dr David Haslam, GP and chair of the National Obesity Forum, recently said that going on and maintaining a weight loss regime is rarely easy, but in the long term, it really often pays off.
Are you keeping an eye on how much you eat?