A new study conducted on unsuspecting human lab rats in an Illinois Hardee's has found that people tend to consume fewer calories and have a slower rate of maw-stuffing when the lights are low, soft music is wafting down from hidden speakers, a plant is eyeing their meal jealously from a corner, and they can wipe…
First we found out that we should be eating everything in extremely small bowls and teeny tiny plates in order to trick our brains into eating smaller portions. Now it turns out the color of the dishes we eat off of might also be causing us to overeat.
Two new studies show underlying biological differences between obese people and thinner folks — obesity may be linked to a gene that affects appetite, and, more surprisingly, to a person's sense of smell.
Newsflash: people smoke, drink, and overeat because it feels good. These behaviors may even stave off depression, but don't be fooled: they'll still kill you. Especially, apparently, if you're black.
"I wanted to understand why it's so hard to control what we eat," explains David Kessler of his new book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.