We eat more when we have lots of choices, like a buffet. But new research from the University of Illinois and University of Pennsylvania suggest that how food is arranged (in particular, by color ) also plays a role. When study coauthor Barbara Khan offered people six varieties of jellybeans, separated by color or mixed in a bowl, they ate about twice as many from the bowl. Why? Perhaps a mixed looks like it has more variety. So if you are trying to loose your weight, limit your choices and be watchful for color cues that would make you overeat.




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