Friends and Overeating: The More the Merrier?

Friday August 13, 2010

Could a night out with your pals lead to you to eat more than you realize?

We may be prone to think that overeating is something done in solitude, but research shows that being with our best buds might prompt us to overdo it; in fact, the more dining companions we have, the more calories we take in:

A University of Toronto study showed study participants consumed an average of 375 calories when having their meal alone, but when they were in groups, they ate twice as much. If dining with two friends, study participants tripled their dessert serving and with three friends, they quadrupled it!

These resources can help you cope with weight loss, friends and the urge to overdo it:
With Friends Like These
Make Weight Loss a Family Affair
Weight Loss Sabotage
5 Ways to Prevent Overeating

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