Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

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Bantam Books, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 292 pages
This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we're eating--often without realizing it. His findings will astound you.

* Can the size of your plate really influence your appetite?
* Why do you eat more when you dine with friends?
* What "hidden persuaders" are used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to overeat?
* How does music or the color of the room influence how much--and how fast--we eat?
* How can we "mindlessly" lose--instead of gain--up to twenty pounds in the coming year?

Starting today, you can make more mindful, enjoyable, and healthy choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, at the office--wherever you satisfy your appetite.


The Mindless Margin
The Forgotten Food
The Hidden Persuaders Around Us
Mindless Eating Scripts
The Name Game
Nutritional Gatekeepers
FastFood Fever
Mindlessly Eating Better
Defusing Your Diet Danger Zones

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About the author (2010)

Brian Wansink, Ph.D., is an Iowa native and earned his doctorate at Stanford University. He is the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Nutritional Science at Cornell University, where he is Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. The author of three profesional books on food and consumer behavior, he lives with his family in Ithaca, New York, where he enjoys both French food and French fries each week.