Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cut your food into smaller portions..it is more filling

This is intriguing.

Both humans and animals use number as a cue to judge quantities of food, with larger numbers usually associated with larger quantities. Therefore, a food portion cut into multiple, bite-sized pieces may perceptually look more and therefore elicit greater satiation than the same portion presented as a single, large piece.

So a big 1 lb steak doesn't look as filling as 4 quarterpounders.....

Devina Wadhera, the lead author, suggests that "cutting up energy-dense meal foods into smaller pieces may be beneficial to dieters who wish to make their meal more satiating while also maintaining portion control."


FeelGoodEating said...

Not fair lol
This is what i've been saying for years! :-)

Try it, it really really works!


Jason Keck said...

I thought this might be true, but if you do the cutting yourself it might be hard to trick your mind into thinking you were eating more that you actually were. I have also read that the more variety of food you consume, the quicker you become satisfied. Thanks for this post.



Anonymous said...

It could also be because food is more easily digested when in smaller pieces.

Anonymous said...

a thought that made me chuckle, is a bunch of french fries more filling than a baked potato with the same amount of fat on it?