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NYT Article: Seduced By Snacks?
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Wed. Oct 11, 11:53am
Would you mind giving a summary of the article for those who do not have a subscription? I realize it's free but I do not care to sign up for one, however I am interested in what the article said.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 12:17 PM
Basically a Cornell Univ. Prof. did a study on mindless eating and also perceptions of eating. He also gives tips on how to avoid mindless and over eating.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 12:22 PM
Thanks for pointing out the article. I thought it was really interesting. It certainly confirms what happened and is happening to me.
Specifically, when I married all of a sudden I always had company at dinner, and since my husband is a big eater (and seriously obese) without being aware of it, I started eating more. I reached 185 before I said, ENOUGH! Now, I'm much less agreeable when I eat with my husband. I put out less food, I reject his suggestions for additions to the menu, and in other ways try to pro-actively eat less. Tonight I even used a small plate for dinner (for myself) even though I gave my husband the usual dinner plate. So far, I've lost 30 pounds.....
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 3:44 PM
Congrats on your weight loss! That is super impressive.
Your story highlights many of the concepts in this study...who you eat with, size of plate, etc. It is amazing how much these 'tricks' can save people cals, and amazing to realize how much people eat without realizing.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 4:26 PM
Excerpt from "Seduced by Snacks" article
"On this day [Dr. Wansink] is testing how much people eat depending on whether they have exercised. Over the past several weeks they have sent subjects, some who have exercised and some who have not, through an unlimited buffet line. By measuring the difference between how much and what people eat depending on whether they have exercised, Dr. Wansink hopes to prove that even moderate exercise makes us think we are entitled to many more calories than we actually burned.
'Geez Louise, you can’t believe how much people eat to overcompensate,' he said.
Those kinds of things — intuitive bits we know about food but think we are either immune to or don’t think about — are the spine of “Mindless Eating.” In it he outlines an eating plan based on simple awareness. Employ a few tricks and you can take in 100 to 300 fewer calories a day. At the end of a year you could be 10 to 30 pounds lighter.
For example, sit next to the person you think will be the slowest eater when you go to a restaurant, and be the last one to start eating. Plate high-calorie foods in the kitchen but serve vegetables family style. Never eat directly from a package. Wrap tempting food in foil so you don’t see it. At a buffet put only two items on your plate at a time."
From "Seduced by Snacks? No, Not You"
By KIM SEVERSON
New York Times, nytimes.com
Published: October 11, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 4:27 PM
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