Worst Health Habits - How to Deal with Your Worst Health Habits
Just how bad is it to eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting? Or sip more than one glass of wine a day? Here, a ranking of the things we do when we think no one's looking and how to stop.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
You tear open a bag of pretzels—and before you know it, they're gone. Sound familiar? When we eat from a bag, box, or tub, we keep eating because...there's more to eat. A study published in the journal Obesity found that when a portion of food doubles in size, people eat approximately 80 percent more.
Shop for single-serving packs of everything from popcorn to olives to hummus. A University of Colorado study reported that when people snacked from 100-calorie packs rather than regular-size containers, they consumed about 120 fewer calories per day.