The Ecology of Eating

  title={The Ecology of Eating},
  author={Paul Rozin and Kimberly Kabnick and E Lestrel Pete and Claude Fischler and Christy Shields},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={450 - 454}
Part of the “French paradox” can be explained by the fact that the French eat less than Americans. We document that French portion sizes are smaller in comparable restaurants, in the sizes of individual portions of foods (but not other items) in supermarkets, in portions specified in cookbooks, and in the prominence of “all you can eat” restaurants in dining guides. We also present data, from observations at McDonald's, that the French take longer to eat than Americans. Our results suggest that… 

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