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Food Psychology

The Surprising Way Lighting Can Affect What You Eat | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that sticking to your healthy diet is tougher when you eat out. There are the massive restaurant portion sizes, and sneaky calorie bombs (buffalo chicken salad, we're looking at you!) -- and now new research suggests ambient lighting can trick you into eating more too.

Eating With Your Ears Wide Open

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Ryan Elder and Gina Mohr suggests it may not just be the texture of these foods that matters; maybe the sound that chewy, crunchy foods produce acts as a sixth flavor that affects our appetite and sense of fullness.

Why You're Willing To Wait In Line For Hours For That Trendy Food

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.22.2016 | Taste

First it was the Cronut. Then came the rainbow bagel and an assortment of beautiful, over-the-top milkshakes. No matter the time of day, the weather o...

I Tried to Teach Myself to Eat Vegetables Like a Grown-Up

Science of Us | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

I'm patiently continuing my habituation with a wide variety of fruits and raw vegetables, hoping that by summer I'll be able to eat a salad without feeling like a grazing ruminant. Everybody else eats it and likes it, so chances are I can, too.

What Do Spoons, Small Tables and Healthy Food Have in Common?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research is a new quarterly publication, and in its inaugural issue it's tackling the behavioral science of eating. In this issue are a few deliciously surprising and counterintuitive findings from studies.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

7 Ways To Stop Emotional Eating

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Jennifer Taitz

Diets advertise thinness, yet eating healthfully offers so much more than a tenuous bikini body. "Emotional eating" is a popular term used to describe eating that is influenced by emotions both positive and negative.

Ditch Your Diet and Learn to Eat Normally

Lisa Turner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

The body already knows what to eat. It has the wisdom and capacity to choose the right foods, in the right quantities, and it's constantly telling us what it needs.

Fast Food Culture: Is It Speeding Up Our Minds?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New science is now suggesting that fast food may be doubly unhealthy--not only nutritionally damaging but psychologically detrimental as well.