Food Peer Pressure

Ordering within the same food category as your friends brings greater happiness to restaurant-goers. Researchers found this peer pressure can overwhelm original desires for specific foods. People will try to avoid looking like the lone glutton or nutri-freak just to fit in. It's only true if people order out loud though. Researchers recommend ordering first…

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Beware of Eating Out

You probably could have guessed this! Eating meals at fast-food and full-service eateries is associated with more calories, sugar, total fat, saturated fat and sodium. This study included over 9400 children and teens. When eating at fast-food places teens consumed 309 more calories and children 128 more per meal, and when at full-service restaurants 267 and 160,…

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Eating Out For Dummies

"So what are you going to have?" I asked my wife as we settled into the booth at a restaurant we had not previously visited. "I haven’t checked the menu yet," she replied, not looking up. "Why? Do you already know what you want?" "Well, I'll probably just get what I usually get," I shrugged.…

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