Diet Tip—Close Your Eyes

By Janet Raloff, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

How many times has your resolve to eat prudently been sabotaged by the sight of a buffet table, Mom's Thanksgiving specialties, or pastries on the dessert cart?

There's no question that the mere look of certain foods can seduce us into eating at least a bit more. Indeed, most food advertising is based on precisely that premise.

What many of us may not realize is that food's eye appeal may subtly encourage overeating at each and every meal. It starts by encouraging us to put too much food on ou...

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