It’s hard to eat just one potato chip. The salt, the fat, the crunch — no wonder we mindlessly munch away, especially if we’re parked in front of the TV.
But here’s what Mindless Eating author Brian Wansink found in a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics: Kids who snacked on a cheese and veggie combo ate about 70 percent fewer calories than those who snacked on potato chips, yet reported feeling satiated. Wansink found that the effect of eating fewer calories was even most pronounced among overweight children.
So who participated in the study? About 200 children in grades three through six. Both boys and girls were randomly assigned to eat either chips, veggies, cheese or the cheese and veggie combo.
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