Americans Really Do Eat Everything On Their Plates:
And if you look around, that may imply a few things about the obesity epidemic.
++ More French Americans Needed.
-Many Americans have been schooled by their parents, in the spirit of (circa-1917) 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 the French use internal cues like the feeling of fullness to decide when to stop eating.
And less visual cues about what’s in front of them will apply.
-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 you can at-least try take the study results with a grain of sel, mes amis.
But obesity may really be down to something cultural; that started back during food-regulations from the shortages here in World War I.
Because that’s at-least the most recent data-point in the lineage of “The Clean Plate Club” under Herbert Hoover.
If you look around, it’s not just the Chicagoans from the study, but Wansink’s team did find that,
Americans will “clean” their plates, and eat until there’s nothing left, nearly-regardless of portion-size.
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?