In a study being presented this Saturday at the American Heart Association conference in Orlando shows that people ate almost half as many mini-size Halloween candies when they kept the wrappers in plain sight, according to lead author, Brian Wansink, author of "Mindless Eating." Having a visual reminder of how much they ate, keeps you honest and eating less," said Wansink, "Your stomach can't count, but your eyes can when they seen the empty wrappers.
Visual clues are good for eating less. I've read other studies that demonstrate that if empty buffet plates are left on the dining table at the all-you-can-eat restaurants that the patrons eat more.
Click on the link above for explanation of the three other tips:
- Out of sight, out of mind.
- Don't give up your job as nutritional gatekeeper (mostly for parents).
- Redesign your daily eating habits to accommodate the extra calories that Halloween brings on.