Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat? We Are Three
Times More Likely To Eat the First Thing We See
struggling to control your weight, don't blame the food blame
study has found we are three times more likely to eat the first
edible item we see at home than the fifth.
So if a healthy
salad is first in the line of vision, we are much more likely to
have it for dinner than if the ingredients for it are stored at
the back of the fridge behind a pile of fattening ready-meals.
professor of nutritional science at Cornell University in New York,
said that where our food is stored has a huge effect on how much
His team took
pictures of more than 100 kitchen cupboards and asked their owners
to keep diaries of what they ate.
They then took
another 100 participants and moved around the contents of their
cupboards in different ways, examining the effects on what they
said they ate.
said: 'We found a really strong tendency towards the food which
is visible. If you put your least healthy food at the front of the
cupboard or refrigerator, that's the one you are most likely to
'You are much
less likely to eat the fifth or tenth item you see when you come
home tired from work.'
He added: 'We
have previously found if you have 30 cans of soup at home, you will
eat more soup than if you just have ten.
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