The Kitchen Counter Diet
Researchers at Cornell University just released their findings after studying 78 adults' eating habits. Their conclusion? Less calories are consumed at the table when serving dishes are left on the counter.
"We looked at whether serving foods from the kitchen counter, instead of at the table, would reducde the number of times a person refilled his or her plate. When we kept the serving dishes off the table, people ate 20 percent fewer calories. Men ate close to 29 percent less," Professor Brian Wansink of Cornell University said in a statement.
Wansink goes on to suggest put foods like fruits and vegetables out on the counter and stash the junk food away in the pantry. Out of sight, out of mind!