Navigation Links
Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a smaller portion of chocolate and other snack foods will satisfy you just as much as a larger portion, according to a new study.

The study included more than 100 adults who were given small and large portions of the same snack. Those who ate large portions consumed 77 percent more calories than those who ate small portions.

Both groups, however, reported significantly lower snack cravings 15 minutes after eating, according to the study, which was published in the January issue of the journal Food, Quality and Preference.

"This research supports the notion that eating for pleasure -- hedonic hunger -- is driven more by the availability of foods instead of the food already eaten," study co-author Brian Wansink, a professor of economics at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said in a university news release.

"Just a bit satisfies, not magnifies, hunger and craving tendencies for snacks," he added.

The findings could help people trying to shed pounds or prevent weight gain.

"If you want to control your weight, here's the secret: Take a bite and wait. After 15 minutes all you'll remember in your head and in your stomach is that you had a tasty snack," Wansink said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about portion sizes.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Cornell University, news release, Jan. 30, 2013

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
2. Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies
3. Babies born to mothers from the Philippines significantly smaller than those of Canadian-born women
4. Smaller radiation fields can spare brain when treating tumors, Wake Forest Baptist research finds
5. Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites
6. Snacking and BMI linked to double effect of brain activity and self-control
7. Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
8. A new, super-nutritious puffed rice for breakfast cereals and snacks
9. Healthy and Convenient Snacking Debuts Across the Nation as Box Ventures Officially Launches Subscription Box Boxtera
10. LesserEvil's New Chia Crisp Snacks Now Available at All Four Stew Leonard's Locations
11. Coffee & Snack Shops in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Preparing for the LDT Regulation:, CLIA Won’t Satisfy the FDA, ... , FDA has long asserted that design and manufacture of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) ... not meet the device regulations. , Come up short in an inspection and the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... deems a growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew ... and cocaine. In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the ... of a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The clinic ... and different way. The location is scheduled to operate through Dec. 24. , Holiday ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cold Shoulder , LLC launched ... Kickstarter last week and hit their goal of $20,000 in under 10 hours. ... aims to bring the new PRO Weight Loss Vest to the market. , The PRO ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... its exceptional customer service: the TrustDale certification. The award recognizes good companies for ... stone honing , tile and grout, and hard surface restoration company earned this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 F1000Workspace ... scientists - since it was launched just six months ago. ... management and authoring platform for scientists - since it was ... references have been loaded on to F1000Workspace - ... - since it was launched just six months ago. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , ... care, today announced that it will participate in the 27th Annual ... New York, NY . Kevin King ... Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 8:50am ET. ... . --> . --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 ... 2021, says GBI Research . --> ... Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of market growth to ... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type ... to 2021, says GBI Research . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: