02 May 2014

Smaller portions, less waist

Experimental research shows that bigger portions lead people to eat more - doubling the portion leads to a 35% increase in consumption.

The bias is pernicious, but you can take measures to avoid this problem. 

Serve yourself smaller portions. Don't go to all-you-can-eat buffets. Don't make your children eat everything on their plate.

See Health check: do bigger portion sizes make you eat more?” at The Conversation for the full article.

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Epoch Times

New Zealand Herald

Lifehacker Australia 


See Sizing Up the Effect of Portion Size on Consumption: A Meta-Analytic Review,” for the long-winded academic version.

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