**Ever heard of the “bottomless bowl” study?
A group of researchers set a dinner table with bowls and invited people to eat soup.
Some of the bowls were rigged to automatically refill through a soup dispenser under the table that dinner guests couldn’t see. The people who ate from those bowls ate more—an average of 73 percent more.
When the bigger eaters were questioned, they didn’t realize they’d consumed any more—and didn’t rate themselves as feeling any more full—than the other eaters.
This study is just one of many suggesting that one simple action could help you eat less but stay satisfied: The next time you open a bag of crackers, chips, nuts, or other snack, put the amount you want to eat on a plate or in a bowl.
Then, put away the bag and enjoy your snack!