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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,572 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Brian Wansink Narrator: Marc Cashma Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you’re eating, what you’re eating—or why you’re even eating at all.

  • Does food with a brand name really taste better?
  • Do you hate brussels sprouts because your mother did?
  • Does the size of your plate determine how hungry you feel?
  • How much would you eat if your soup bowl secretly refilled itself?
  • What does your favorite comfort food really say about you?
  • Why do you overeat so much at healthy restaurants?

Brian Wansink is a Stanford PhD and the director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. He’s spent a lifetime studying what we don’t notice: the hidden cues that determine how much and why people eat. Using ingenious, fun, and sometimes downright fiendishly clever experiments like the “bottomless soup bowl,” Wansink takes us on a fascinating tour of the secret dynamics behind our dietary habits. How does packaging influence how much we eat? Which movies make us eat faster? How does music or the color of the room influence how much we eat? How can we recognize the “hidden persuaders” used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to mindlessly eat? What are the real reasons most diets are doomed to fail? And how can we use the “mindless margin” to lose—instead of gain—ten to twenty pounds in the coming year?

Mindless Eating will change the way you look at food, and it will give you the facts you need to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, in restaurants, at the office–even at a vending machine–wherever you decide to satisfy your appetite.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/11/2014

    " Very informative book on the psychology of food and eating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 2/2/2014

    " This is NOT a diet book but a way of looking at food and the food industry differently. It makes you think about your own eating habits and patterns in a different light! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debra | 2/1/2014

    " This is an excellent read; quick and easy and FUN (believe it or not), and insightful! It got me thinking a lot about the many way in which I eat mindlessly, without even thinking. I broken a couple of bad habits (well, most of the time), like eating directly out of a bag... now I try to portion out an amount, and putting the bag away. It really works, most of the time! This books contains some humorous and enlightening studies; conducted on clueless "volunteers." Anywho... I really recommend this one, and not just for those people trying to watch their waist-lines! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 1/28/2014

    " The narrator's voice grated on my nerves (plus, must he pronounce "culinary" with a long u?), but I reluctantly admit that he offered lots of useful tips and interesting insight. "

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