Did you know that light can make you fat?
Well, low level lighting can if you believe recent research.
Researchers suggest from their findings that the level of room lighting can affect people when they're considering indulgent versus sensible options.
The researchers use the food choices a diner makes in a restaurant as one example. They claim that given dimmed ambient lighting, diners are more likely to indulge themselves when it comes to choosing from the menu.
The theory is that they are less bothered by the opinion of others in the room and they go for whatever they find most gratifying - like a large piece of chocolate cake smothered in cream!
Alternatively, it's claimed that food portions look bigger in brighter lights and people are likely to order and eat less when dining out. So with their usual mercenary motives, marketers advise restaurateurs to dim those lights! So you've been warned - watch out for those shady lights at your favorite eating joint!
The report goes on to say that it's understandable that customers might be cautious in what they order in a well-let restaurant. They're under the spotlight, so to speak, and their food selection is obvious to other diners. They might order salad, say, just to show that they eat healthy.
Of course, that would be the case if the person cares what others think. They may not give a hoot about other peoples opinions about them getting stuck into the dessert trolley!
Other research seems to confirm these findings - for example, they claim that people shop more slowly in shops with subdued lighting.
The effect of light on people is already well documented in those cases of folks who suffer from the SAD syndrome. Although there is no clinical evidence, sufferers claim that the right lighting does improve their temperament in the dark winter months.
So if you want to avoid those winter-time blues and watch your waistline at the same time, give some careful thought about how you arrange your home lighting.
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