You Are Programmed To Eat More

November 21, 2011

According to researchers from Cornell University, your willpower is no match for a complex combination of powerful 'food primes'. In their view, unless you're surgically restrained from overeating or are totally dedicated to a strict eating routine you have very little power over what and how much you consume. The study, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition counts portion size, food variety, fat content and how many people you dine with among the compounding factors.

Since the early 1980s, the average individual's caloric intake has increased between 9 and 30 calories per day. Someone at the higher end of this range might be forking down 10,950 extra calories a year. That's enough to wreck havoc on any physique goal. Fortunately, you count yourself among those who can and do stick with a clean eating strategy. For some tips on getting the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, read today's Breaking News post at