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3 tricks to eat less

In a recent study, dining in a soothing space helped restaurant-goers eat 18% less.

To mimic the effect at home:

  • Lower the lights Date-night ambience helps you eat more slowly, giving your brain a chance to catch up with your stomach and register fullness.
  • Turn off the TV The sounds, lights and images keep you from fully relaxing, which is crucial for calmer eating.
  • Choose mellow tunes Less stimulating instrumental tracks set a more leisurely fork-to-mouth pace.
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