Why Whom You Eat With Affects What You Eat
To impress the opposite sex, we do all kinds of thingslike getting dressed up or styling our hair a certain way.
Now a study finds that women may try to impress men by eating.
Researchers watched as different groups of students ate in a college cafeteria.
The scientists discovered that women who dined with a female companion consumed about 670 calories, on average.
But when women ate with a man, their calorie count dropped to around 550.
It was even lower when there were two men present. In fact, the more men at the table, the fewer calories the women consumed.
The researchers say women's shrinking plates may be an attempt to look more attractive or feminine to their male companions.
Men didn't seem to have the same need to make an impression when it comes to food. They ate the same number of calories, no mater who was at their table.
Seems like we men are less likely than women to let anybody at the table come between us and our dinner.
This entry last modified on: January 14, 2013 1:55 PM
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Who’s coming to dinner? Dr. Bruce Dan shows you that what’s on your plate could have a lot to do with who’s sitting at your table.