Is Why We Eat Unconscious?

March 6, 2017 120 4 No Comments


Most people make about 200 decisions about their food daily, from how much milk you poor to the size of your plate, to how much pasta you eat and what kind of toppings to use. Perception plays a large part of overeating, where your eyes actually judge if your portions match the size of your plate. Eating with other people vs. eating alone, you’re more likely to eat more with friends than by yourself!

Join Carlos as he explores Is why we overeat unconscious? with Dr. Wansink. Brian Wansink (Ph.D. Stanford 1990) is the John Dyson Endowed Chair in the Applied Economics and Management Department at Cornell University, where he directs the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. He is the lead author of over 100 academic articles and books on eating behavior, including the best-selling Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (2006) along with Marketing Nutrition (2005), Asking Questions (2004), and Consumer Panels (2002).

From 2007-2009 Wansink was granted a leave-of-absence from Cornell to accept a Presidential appointment as Executive Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the Federal agency in charge of developing 2010 Dietary Guidelines and promoting the Food Guide Pyramid ( While there, web hits to Dietary Guidelines increased 44% to 5.4 million/day, and he was named ABC World News Person of the Week.


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