Creating Healthy Home Zones, from Your Kitchen to Couch

You probably know that the size of your glass, plate and bowl can influence how much you eat and therefore how much you weigh. That’s important because being a healthy weight means a lower risk for 8 different cancers, including colorectal, postmenopausal breast and endometrial.

Down-sizing your glass and plate, and choosing plates and bowls that contrast with the color of your food are quick and easy ways to help you cut calories. Now, in a new book, Slim by Design, behavioral expert Brian Wansink unveils more research-based strategies to make your environment – at home and away – conducive to eating less and choosing healthier food.

Here are some tips to help you put his research into practice and redesign the places you’re most likely to eat – kitchen, dining room and TV room (couch). No remodeling needed.

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