doctorfoodtruth

But I Don’t Eat that Much!

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I just gave an interview on public Access TV in Speedway, IN yesterday. This topic in my book Seemed to get the most interest and it reminded me of this long-ago post. Here it is again, enjoy!

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doctorfoodtruth illustration of portion size growth

I wrote Food Truths, Food Lies after spending years trying to help my patients sort through their food and weight issues. There is plenty of research showing how bad we all are at estimating how many calories we eat. We can be off by hundreds of calories when quizzed about portion size! This universal ‘bad guessing’ is one of the biggest reasons Americans are so big.

As food portions have grown over the years, our ability to accurately judge calorie content hasn’t. I recently came across another study that looks at this issue from a little different angle.

This 2006 study is by my favorite ‘Food Psychologist’  Brian Wansink. He and his co-author used different size meals to figure out if the “who” or “what size” was more important in judging calorie counts.

It would be easy (and wrong, according to Dr. Wansink) to imagine that overweight or

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