Mind-Blowing Food Psychology Facts That You Never Knew

  • Posting a calorie chart in fast food restaurants leads people to choose less healthy foods.
  • The sense of smell represents 80% of flavor, so aromas can be used to skew your perception of food in incredibly powerful ways.
  • The sense of smell represents 80% of flavor.So junk food brands that can create a product that lends itself to ritualized eating—like, say, Oreo's
  • Sleeping poorly makes you crave fatty foods.
  • You're three times more likely to eat the first thing you see in the pantry than the fifth.
  • The size of the plates, serving spoons, packets also affect the amount of food we eat.
  • People who were dieting ate more food when encouraged to choose unhealthy snacks by an obese waitress than when the waitress was thin.
  • Eating is so routine that we easily zone out from the experience. While our minds are wandering, though, our hands are shovelling it in faster and faster.
  • Negative emotions make people prefer a snack rather than a proper meal and eat fewer vegetables.

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