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Could Traffic Lights For Food Help You Stop Eating Garbage?

Researchers have found that placing red, yellow, and green symbols next to meals on menus can help customers make healthier eating choices.<p>Stoplights regulate car and pedestrian traffic. Could they also be used to regulate the food we eat?<p>Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the …

Nutrition

Cooks Make Tastier Food When They Can See Their Customers

Ida Mae Astute/Getty Images<p><b>The research:</b> Ryan W. Buell, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School; Tami Kim, a doctoral student at HBS; and Chia-Jung Tsay, an assistant professor at University College London, set up four scenarios in a real cafeteria for two weeks. In the first, diners and …

Sleep is More Important than Food

Let’s cut to the chase.<p>Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you’d be fine.<p>Now let’s say you deprive …

Why Does Food Taste Better if Someone Else Is Having the Same Thing?

People who ate chocolate in the presence of another person thought it tasted better if the other person had eaten the same thing, rating it <b>6.83</b> on an 11-point flavor scale versus <b>5.57</b> if the other person had been merely reading a booklet. This is even though there was no conversation about the …

A Deceptively Simple Plate Designed To Stop Your Overeating

A simple graphic gives dieters a reality check every time they dine.<p>Counting calories can involve a tedious process of weighing food, doing conversions, and logging every meal, or buying an expensive gadget like this device that shoots a laser at your lunch. But then there’s this low-tech …