According to the "Serve Here; Eat There" study just by leaving the serving dishes off the table you can eat 20% less food at each meal. This is huge is you think about it in the context of 3 meals per day.
The researchers from Cornell University did a study on 78 volunteers in which they wanted to see if “serving foods from the kitchen counter, instead of at the table, would reduce the number of times a person refilled his or her plate" according to Brian Wansink.
Wansink said “Quite simply, it is a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind. When we kept the serving dishes off the table, people ate 20% fewer calories. Men ate close to 29% less.”
Wansink also said that the same strategy can be used to make people eat more healthy food. "If fruits and vegetables are kept in plain sight, we’ll be much more likely to choose them, rather than a piece of cake hidden in the refrigerator." Simple isn’t it.
So if you want to lose weight and eat more healthy food all you have to do is keep the unhealthy food out of sight while keeping the healthy food right in front of you. Just try it for a week and see the results. It seems that in this case human laziness finally got useful. Who would have ever though that laziness could help you lose weight by eat less at each meal.
Brian Wansink is the author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. If you have the opportunity check it out. You might find other ways to lose weight easily.