A researcher out of Oxford University suggests that simply eating your cereal out of a square-shaped bowl could go a long way to dropping those extra pounds. Of course, we’d take this study with a grain of salt since it was commissioned by cereal brand Special K, but the study suggests that folks who eat out of a square bowl instead of a round one will be tricked into feeling more nourished because it increases the brain’s perception of nutrition.
That’s not the only trick that may help you lose weight. The study also had subjects eat either standing up or sitting down and those who were standing also felt their food was more nutritious. Not only that, when folks thought their cereal was nutritious, they also found it tastier, which made them happier and gave them more energy.
Unfortunately, one breakfast staple could ruin all that. The study finds that drinking coffee with breakfast could actually make people feel that their breakfast doesn’t tastes good.
Source: The New York Post