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As we in approach the Thanksgiving holiday, one major question looms large for millions of large Americans: Are my fat pants fat enough?
Thanksgiving marks the start of foodfest, a six-week stretch when diets and belts will be severely strained. So what can be done to keep the gluttony under something resembling control?
Brian Wansink directs the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab and is the author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We We Think. His research has revealed that simply serving food on a 10-inch plate rather than a 12-inch plate could lead to a more than 20 percent reduction in calories, with the meal still being satisfying. He also found that even other food researchers ate more than half as much ice cream if they served big bowls and big scoops versus smaller bowls and scoops.
You can catch Wansink's tips beyond the smaller plate in a video for the Food Insight Blog, at But as he told Prevention magazine, if there’s one day all year for some guilt-free indulgence, Thanksgiving is it.
—Steve Mirsky ，办英语六级证书