++ Less French People.
-Many Americans have been schooled by their parents, in the spirit of puritanism in part, that Waste is Sinful.
While the Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has its place, certain consequences of it can mean Big Fat Americans.
In a new study by Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, directed by Brian Wansink, it turns out that Americans (-or at least Chicagoans) will eat until there’s no food left on the plate, as opposed to the French who use internal cues instead, like the feeling of fullness.
-But wait! -Who won World War II; us or the French? —That’s right. Those skinny French were too malnourished to surrender fast enough; they simply passed out in the middle of not defending their country!
So take the study results with a grain of sel, mes amis.
Photo Credit: “Fisheye Analogue” by Dennis Van Oevelen, dennisvanoevelen.be
• Source: Cornell
• via: ScienceDaily
• More Coverage: Cornell F&B-Mindless Eating (with other examples of visual eating cues)
• Source Study: Obesity-Internal and External Cues of Meal Cessation: The French Paradox Redux?