Did your mother ever say, “your eyes are bigger than your stomach!”? If so, she was probably right. Researchers at the Universisty of Illinois fed 54 adults soup. Half of these adults had “bottomless bowls” meaning their bowls filled at an imperceptible rate while they were eating. The end result? Those with the bottomless bowl ate 73% more soup and did not report being any more full. This emphasizes the importance of visual cues and using smaller serving containers if you are trying to watch calories. Obes. Res., January 1, 2005; 13(1): 2 - 2.
Stephanie Ronco has been editing in a professional capacity for the past 10 years. In addition to her work as an editor, Ronco has also served as a ghostwriter and writing tutor. A voracious reader, Ronco loves watching language evolve and change. When she’s not delving into her latest project, Ronco can be found teaching acting classes, performing in community theater, or sailing with her husband.