Americans eat more than they think, whether at home or out at restaurants, and if their plates are large, they will eat all the more without realizing it, says Brian Wansink, professor of food marketing and nutritional science at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. In his book, “Mindless Eating,” Wansink draws on some 250 research studies, examining everything from glass height to entrée descriptions, to help readers learn what prompts them to overeat.Are restaurants to blame for America’s ...

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