Video: Bottomless Soup Bowls Trick Us Into Pigging Out

By Brett Israel | October 16, 2009 5:02 pm

The weekend is finally here, and to make sure that you don’t stray off your diet, we’ll leave you with a new video on the science of overeating.

Basically your eyes are your enemy. The evidence lies in a bottomless soup bowl experiment devised by the 2007 Ig Nobel prize winner in Nutrition, Brian Wansink. Participants in the experiment were 73 percent more likely to eat a larger portion of soup if their bowl was imperceptibly refilled as they ate, according to the research titled Bottomless Bowls: Why Visual Cues of Portion Size May Influence Intake, published in the journal Obesity.

For Wansink’s take on the results, check out the episode:

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Food, Nutrition, & More Food
MORE ABOUT: food, obesity, the brain
  • Christina Viering

    Interesting study.


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