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Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
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Sep 30, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

I am not a regular at the self-help or pop-psychology bookshelves. However, I picked up this book because the author studied and worked and Stanford (yay, Stanford!), and I read about him in the university's magazine. Brian Wansink is a PhD who has spent years now studying the psychology of eating and appetite--why, what, and how much we eat. The results are fascinating, and not always what you would think.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book--his studies are ingenious, and often amusing, and are written up with an eye to a lay readership. His editors clearly wanted to capitalize on the American craze for all things diet related, and so there are applications in each chapter meant to aid in reducing food intake. But this kind of diet advice I can handle. He talks a lot about the "mindless margin"--how you can eat, without realizing it, a margin of about 200 calories more or less per day. His suggestions nudge you in the direction of mindlessly eating less...never a bad plan, these days.


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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda I'm finding this one. Sounds good.
Thanks Jolie.

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