Research: larger portions of foods reduce how often people consume those foods

06 February 2014

Each bite of a food or sip of a drink is enjoyed less than the previous one, a familiar phenomenon called "sensory-specific satiety." The degree of satisfaction at the end of a meal also influences how long we want to wait to eat a food again in the future, as revealed by research from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA.
Although people often say they prefer larger portion sizes, especially for foods that they really like, the research indicates that consumption of larger portions can ultimately decrease the frequency at which these foods are consumed. An article about the research is published in Appetite (Press Release Carnegie Mellon University, 31 January 2014).
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