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2014-09-02 05:43:00

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching too much television has long been associated with obesity, but new research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that what you watch might be every bit as important as how much you watch when it comes to packing on the pounds. As part of the study, researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab recruited 94 participants and had them watch 20 minutes of television programming while snacking on M&Ms, cookies,...

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2014-07-30 05:31:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How much are your meal choices influenced by the menu presentation? A great deal, according to a new study from Cornell University that found what you order may have less to do with what you want, and more to do with the menu itself. The study, published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, examined 217 menus, along with the selections of over 300 diners. The findings revealed that two factors influence your dinner...

clean plate club
2014-07-26 04:00:48

Summary by Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell Food and Brand Lab If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts on his/her plate. “If you put it on your plate, it’s going into your stomach,” says Brian Wansink Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, Slim by Design, Professor of Marketing and Director of the Cornell Food...

2013-12-31 23:04:23

Stop stress eating and eat healthier this year by taking the Mindful Eating Pledge by psychologist and author, Dr. Susan Albers. These five behavioral changes can help change mindless eating habits without starving or strife. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 For the millions of Americans who are thinking about starting a diet on January 1st, Dr. Susan Albers, psychologist and author of EatQ, is extending an invitation to try something new this year, the Mindful Eating Pledge....

2012-12-20 15:19:06

The mindless eating challenge: Evaluation of a public web-based healthy eating and weight loss program Making small easy changes to our eating habits on a consistent basis - 25 days or more per month - can lead to sustainable weight loss, according to research by Professor Brian Wansink in Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab. The challenge is to figure out which changes work for specific individuals and how to stick with changes long enough to make them second nature. To explore...

2011-09-01 16:50:00

Study reveals why people eat out of habit – even when they are eating stale food – and suggests a way to combat mindless eating Do you always get popcorn at the movies? Or snack while you're on the couch watching television? A new paper by USC researchers reveals why bad eating habits persist even when the food we're eating doesn't taste good. The study also reveals the surprisingly simple ways we can counter our habits to gain control over what we eat. In an ingenious...

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2011-08-08 13:24:42

A researcher from Cornell University has found that putting healthy foods at eye level in the fridge could help you lose weight because you eat what you see first. Changes like moving chocolate out of sight and putting more wholesome foods where they can be seen helps dieters eat better without even realizing they are doing it. According to the researchers, serving food on smaller plates and eating in the kitchen or dining room rather than in front of the television can help someone...

2011-08-05 05:55:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Dieters who make simple changes in their surroundings can expect to eat healthier without giving it much thought, according to new research. Brian Wansink, Ph.D., presented his findings at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association."Most of us have too much chaos going on in our lives to consciously focus on every bite we eat, and then ask ourselves if we're full. The secret is to change your environment so it works for you rather than against you,"...

2010-07-12 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author of the bestseller Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Brian Wansink, Ph.D. will speak and moderate at the 2010 Soy Symposium on November 11th in Washington, DC. Wansink, an award-winning academic researcher on food psychology and behavior change, is the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University. From 2007-2009, Wansink served as the Executive Director of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and...

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2010-06-04 13:19:31

How many more apples can a school cafeteria sell if the fruit is displayed in an attractive basket and placed in a well-lit area? That's the sort of question researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab are exploring as part of their Smarter Lunchrooms Initiative"”an effort to discover and share low-cost changes that can be made in lunchrooms to subtly guide smarter food choices. Led by Professor Brian Wansink, the researchers observed a 58 percent increase in fresh fruit sales at...


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