The Dieter's Paradox

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    Research review by Lyle McDonald.

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/research-review/the-dieters-paradox-research-review.html

    Apparently adding a "healthy" item to an "unhealthy" meal makes diners think they are consuming fewer calories. I think this is something that has been discussed on here previously but maybe not this aspect of the healthy v. unhealthy food debates.
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    they're preaching to the choir. On another thread I mentioned that, when it comes to eating, our math sucks. Basically, we know how to add. We just don't know how to subtract.

    And in his In Defense Of Food, Michael Pollan pointed out that Americans didn't get fat by trading fat for carbs. Rather, they continued to eat fat while ADDING the low-fat foods the doctors and researchers were hectoring them to eat more of.

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