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Never Eat Directly from a Package

When I give my kids unhealthy snacks, I pour them from the original container into small bowls. But when I eat them, I just nibble directly from the original container. Why don't I treat myself with the same consideration I treat my kids?

MaoXian posts an except from the NY Times article, Seduced by Snacks:
Dr. Wansink is particularly proud of his bottomless soup bowl, which he and some undergraduates devised with insulated tubing, plastic dinnerware and a pot of hot tomato soup rigged to keep the bowl about half full. The idea was to test which would make people stop eating: visual cues, or a feeling of fullness.

People using normal soup bowls ate about nine ounces. The typical bottomless soup bowl diner ate 15 ounces. Some of those ate more than a quart, and didn’t stop until the 20-minute experiment was over.


 tpederson on Oct 12th 2006 at 11:18 PM
Great post. I know I shouldn't do this, and yet I do. Why?