Out Of Sight, Out Of Mouth

If you're struggling with a diet effort that doesn't seem to be slimming you down, Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think offers a simple suggestion. Serve foods from the kitchen counter instead of plate-side at the dinner table. A study of 78 adults found that people consumed 20% fewer calories on average when they had to get up from the table for seconds.

True Strength Moment: Thinking about these results another way, if you make fruits and vegetables readily available by displaying them on the countertop, and hide the sugary brownies and cake in a cupboard or the refrigerator, family members will be much more likely to choose the healthy whole food snacks. Try this as an experiment in your home to see how it works.
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