Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Dec 19, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 276 pages
34 Reviews
This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing it. His findings will astound you.
• Can the size of your plate really influence your appetite?
• Why do you eat more when you dine with friends?
• What “hidden persuaders” are used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to overeat?
• How does music or the color of the room influence how much—and how fast—we eat?
• How can we “mindlessly” lose—instead of gain—up to twenty pounds in the coming year?
Starting today, you can make more mindful, enjoyable, and healthy choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, at the office—wherever you satisfy your appetite.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - paulinewiles - LibraryThing

Easy to read, and full of surprising studies and insights, including our consistent inability to correctly estimate how much we really consume in a day. Personally, I would have loved more tips on ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jodes101 - LibraryThing

This was a really interesting book, not as much a diet as a anthropological look at humans and how we are so easily fooled into gorging ourselves and how many businesses take advantage of this. Read full review

All 12 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Brian Wansink, Ph.D., is an Iowa native and earned his doctorate at Stanford University. He is the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Nutritional Science at Cornell University, where he is Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. The author of three profesional books on food and consumer behavior, he lives with his family in Ithaca, New York, where he enjoys both French food and French fries each week.

From the Hardcover edition.

Bibliographic information