A new study from Cornell University shows that softer lighting and music was linked with fewer calories consumed by restaurant diners.
And not only did eat fewer calories, but they also enjoyed their food more, too, the researchers found.
“These results suggest that a more relaxed environment increases satisfaction and decreases consumption,” study researcher Brian Wansink, Ph.D., an expert on mindless eating and director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, said in a statement. “This is important information for fast-food restaurants, which are often accused of contributing to obesity: Making simple changes away from brighter lights and sound-reflecting surfaces can go a long way toward reducing overeating — and increase their customers’ satisfaction at the same time.”
“There are clear implications for restaurants wishing to help consumers slow down and enjoy their food,” researchers wrote in the study.
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