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The Visuals of Dieting: It’s Not Just Size That Matters
2011-11-30 15:07:35

Researchers have recently discovered yet another connection between visual cues and the mind´s perception of food quantity, hunger and satiety – this time involving color and contrasts. It´s no news that the dimensions of your dinnerware can affect your mind´s subconscious estimation of the amount of food it is about to consume. For years researchers and dieticians have urged people to use smaller dishes as part of their weight-loss strategy, thus hoodwinking their...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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