We eat for many reasons, surprisingly hunger is usually not the reason we eat.
We usually respond to food cues over feelings. What we see ( eating with the eyes) is usually more important than what we actually eat. (Keep this in mind when you sit down at an expansive food setting on Thanksgiving. Reread the bold sentences.)
A research psychologist wanted to test the eating with the eyes theory and he rigged bowls to be “bottomless.” A hidden tube made sure that no matter how much soup a subject ate, the bowl would not empty.
Then he fed people. What happened? People with normal bowls ate 15 ounces. Some with the rigged bowls more than a quart. That is more than double the normal amount!!
Tomorrow you and I will go over what you can do to curb this tendency.