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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,566 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Brian Wansink Narrator: Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Brian Wansink Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739340387
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This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing it. His findings will astound you.
 
• Can the size of your plate really influence your appetite?
• Why do you eat more when you dine with friends?
• What “hidden persuaders” are used by restaurants and supermarkets to get us to overeat?
• How does music or the color of the room influence how much—and how fast—we eat?
• How can we “mindlessly” lose—instead of gain—up to twenty pounds in the coming year?
 
Starting today, you can make more mindful, enjoyable, and healthy choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, at the office—wherever you satisfy your appetite.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Entertaining... Isn't so much a diet book as a how-to on better facilitating the interaction between the feed-me messages of our stomachs and the controls in our heads. Publishers Weekly
  • [Mindless Eating] does more than just chastise those of us guilty of stuffing our faces. It also examines the effectiveness of such popular diets as South Beach or Atkins, and offers useful tips to consciously eat nutritiously. Boston Herald

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/15/2014

    " I don't think this is new info, but a good tool to help us remember what we should do as we eat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 2/6/2014

    " While it makes sense that you will eat more chips eating them out of the bag, rather than a bowl, the size of the difference is kind of amazing. Even knowing precisely what kind of portion distortions are going on, it's hard to dodge them all. Wansink's discussion of his experiments are the kind of stuff I somehow manage to bring up in conversation more than I'd like to admit. The fact that I still have friends may be a testament to this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " This was a fun book to read. I learned a lot about how we can be "tricked" into eating more, less, etc. The author gives 9 reengineering strategies that we can use to help us be more mindful of our eating. I'm definitely more aware now of some of the "tricks" and how I can avoid them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed everything about this common-sense approach to weight loss (or gain, if needed). Using real-life research, the author shows how you can deliberately set up your lifestyle to help you mindlessly eat LESS instead of more. The short sections & the author's engaging style made it a quick & enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " I thought this was a really interesting compilation of research done. If I could, I would give this at least 3.5 stars- I just felt like it dragged on a little towards the end. He did reference The China Study, which I also enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 1/22/2014

    " I was fascinated by some of the findings in this book! I think every food conscious person knows by now that you should eat on smaller plates, but finding out how eating with other people makes you eat more, how much you would eat out of a bottomless soup bowl, and how we trick ourselves into thinking something will taste good was really intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 1/17/2014

    " A great and kind of scary read. Lots of info about the way we eat and how we're watching every cue except our own feelings of fullness. A little gimmicky, but worth a look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 1/16/2014

    " A great read and tool to help you try to figure out you eating clues. A candy dish around the house, big packaging, etc... And my greatest weakness, portion control, which it does talk about with great ideas, just something I have the hardest time to overcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/8/2014

    " Interesting from a behavioral economics point of view and an implications for public health point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 1/3/2014

    " What I gleaned from this book are strategies to help me from overeating and finding ways to cut out 100-200 calories a day with little effort. The meat is found at the end of each chapter so I skimmed through some of the stories and case studies to get to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hafizuddin | 12/15/2013

    " Buku yang terbaik untuk membantu pengawalan permakanan melalui psychology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fallsheep jp3371 | 12/9/2013

    " So interesting. This is not a diet book, but shows the psychology behind what and why we eat. It is interesting to see how stupid we all are! ha ha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/7/2013

    " A thought-provoking look at why we eat what we eat- and why we eat so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loucindy | 8/11/2012

    " Quite a lot of information on food psychology and a quick, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 7/9/2012

    " Fantastic insight into why we eat the way we eat. The author's writing style lends itself to some light-hearted reading of a sometimes difficult subject whenever numerous research and studies have been included. Bravo! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/22/2012

    " Interesting and an enjoyable read. Good for anyone interested in healthy eating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/27/2012

    " Great information, gained a better understanding on why people including myself, eat what/when we do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 10/29/2011

    " This book has some important points about food policy that will make any would-be social programmer take pause. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 9/23/2011

    " great book to read about research done on our eating habits as a whole... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 7/19/2011

    " This book was better than I thought it would be. It's not a diet book but it definitely describes (and proves) theories of why we overeat and ways to overcome this. It's smart, educational, and a must-read for any foodie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/29/2011

    " I thought this was an interesting book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 6/28/2011

    " It really does explain a lot. It had some great information that helped me change my eating habits, at least for a little while! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Celeste | 6/22/2011

    " Luckily, this was a quick, easy read because the more I read, the more I ate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 6/17/2011

    " Food for thought, will have to consider my three changes for the month & work on the little things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/15/2011

    " This was a fascinating book. All about the psychology of eating and how our environment and marketing changes our perceptions. Not a diet book, but good tips for being more mindful and aware. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 5/28/2011

    " Very interesting. Most of these ideas/concepts seem like common sense and I had heard them before. But reading the actual studies was kind of fascinating.
    A very simple, easy-to-read book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La | 5/23/2011

    " Interesting. His work centers around adjusting the things around food (room, menu, size, plate, packaging, etc) to see how people respond and how much of this very subtle tweaking can "trick" us into eating more. I think eating a little more conscientiously would be good for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 5/16/2011

    " As a Registered Dietitian this book really was nothing completely new, but really puts eating and diet into perspective. I am against "dieting" so this book really was a great new take on why we shouldn't diet and why we eat the things we do. Very interesting and not at all boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 5/14/2011

    " Great book! This is a quick read and very interesting. I was sad when I realized I came to the end of the book, I wanted to read more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/13/2011

    " A fascinating look at the environmental factors that affect how much we eat and what we can do about it. There is a lot of information packed into this short book, so I will probably read it again and take notes this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aengels | 5/6/2011

    " An easy read and very interesting. Who would have thought that do much goes into what we eat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 4/21/2011

    " Well written and full of fun facts. Wish the author could sit next to me and tell me when I am mindless eating. Working on strategies and trying to be more mindful about what I'm eating. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink, PhD, is a professor at and the director of the famed Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where he is a leading expert in eating behavior. He is the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, as well as three professional books and more than two hundred peer-reviewed journal articles. He was the 2011–12 president of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and in 2007 he was White House appointed as the USDA executive director in charge of the Dietary Guidelines for 2010 and the Food Guide Pyramid (MyPyramid.gov). Wansink lives with his family in Ithaca, New York, where he enjoys both French food and french fries.