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How Many GMOs Do You Think You Are Eating?

How Many GMOs Are You Eating?

Did you know that most Americans eat their weight in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) each year?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) calculated that the average adult American annually consumes genetically engineered foods in these quantities: 68 pounds of beet (table) sugar, 58 pounds of corn syrup, 38 pounds of soybean oil, and 29 pounds of corn-based products, for a total of 193 pounds per year.[1]

In other words, most U.S. adults consume more than their weight in GMO foods. It may be that children consume even more, relatively speaking. Around the world, GMOs are considered so dangerous that they are banned, or at the very least heavily regulated and labeled, so informed citizens can avoid them. In the U.S. they are not labeled or regulated, and those who support labeling face an uphill battle.

In contrast to the healthiest developed nations, which either prevent or strictly regulate genetically engineered crops, the U.S. takes the opposite tack. We can claim that 91 to 93 percent of our soybeans and canola (Rapeseed)[1], 85 percent of our corn, and up to 95 percent of our sugar beets are now genetically engineered. Most people do not realize that 50% of the sugar supply in this country comes from sugar beets, so a majority of all table sugar is genetically engineered. Not only is the table sugar genetically engineered, but it is also primarily a chemical with no nutritive value whatsoever.

Our foods are loaded with GMOs and pesticides. GMOs were designed to fatten livestock. They do the same thing to us. Pesticides contain Glyphosate, which, has been shown to cause weight gain. Eliminating them from your diet will change the way you think about eating. Eating clean allows me, as well as the majority of my patients, to eat 1/3 to ½ more calories per day without weight gain. There are a few exceptions. Cheese and nut butters as well as nuts, must still be eaten in moderation. But organic vegetables and fruits, and sea vegetables (seaweed, kelp, etc.) as well as 100% grass-fed animal protein, wild-caught fish, seeds, good fats, and eggs can be eaten in significantly larger portions than the polluted versions with no weight gain or dangerous health hazards.

Foods that are certified organic must be 100% Organic and Non-GMO to be as safe as possible. Loopholes that still exist in the laws mean that we can still be ingesting GMOs unless it says Non-GMO. The worst part is that GMOs may take over completely and we will not be able to get GMO-free foods, especially if the labelling laws don’t change.

My advice?

#GetSunEatCleanBeWell

-Dr. Norton

 

 

 

[1] The word ‘canola’ was coined in 1978 from ‘Canadian oil, low acid’. Canola Oil actually comes from the Rapeseed plant, which causes severe allergic-like reactions in most humans and animals, possibly resulting from the high levels of erucic acid it produces. Euric acid damages cardiac muscle and glucosinolates, the nutrients that cleanse the body of free radicals. Sahasrabudhe, M. R. (1977). “Crismer values and erucic acid contents of rapeseed oils”. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 54 (8): 323–324.

[1] Thursday, October 18, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer for NaturalNews.com http://www.naturalnews.com/037590_GMOs_Americans_consumption.html#ixzz2EaZxstrL

 

The Food is at Fault!

The Blame Game

We tend to blame the victims of disordered eating, no matter what form it takes. Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, Emotional Eating and Obesity are all assumed to be the result of poor choices and/or emotional disturbances that lead to over eating. Anorexia is often perceived as a choice the patient makes to achieve cosmetic improvements.

The eating problems plaguing Americans are the direct result of the deficiencies and toxins in the food supply and are not the result of implusive choices or vanity.

The Big Pharma complex, industrial farming, and the food and beverage industries, (I call them Big Pharma, Big Farming and Big Food or the 3 Big Pigs) have worked hard to convince us that our foods, beverages and drugs are safe as long as we take/eat them in moderation.

The issue is serious. The United States has the distinction of being the unhealthiest wealthiest country in the world today. So, how can a country with so many economic and natural resources not maintain healthy eating habits? The answer is simple and scary. Not only are the foods and drugs constructed by the 3 Big Pigs not safe, they are driving the catastrophic decline in the health of Americans and seriously decreasing the quality of life for millions of people.

Clean food heals the dysfunction and diseases caused by polluted foods. One of the reasons my patients get well is that they learn to trust food again by learning how to “eat clean.” Clean eating empowers them—it frees them from the slavery of addiction, and it calms the anxiety they have about eating. The more clean food they eat, the fewer cravings they have because the systems that regulate eating behaviors and weight fluctuations stabilize in the presence of clean food. Under these circumstances my patients can learn new healthy eating patterns.

The sad thing is that most of the treatment for eating disorders completely ignores the role of food pollution during recovery. To highlight how important clean food is and how destructive therapies can be that ignore the problems with our food, I’m going to describe the experience of a young patient of mine (age 14) in a typical residential treatment program for eating disorders.

In the residential program MA was ingesting the majority of her calories in the form of Boost[1] as a behavioral consequence of refusing to eat. She was also being kept in bed, all day, every day, for 13 days in a row. Understand she was not being kept in bed because she was too medically unstable to be up and around; she was kept in bed because she refused to eat. Her parents, or their insurance company, were paying a small fortune for this “treatment.”

Her treatment with me began by giving her choices about her food. She could pick whatever she wanted, as long as it was clean and had the necessary nutrients for her to slowly regain her weight. She slowly but consistently has expanded her foods to include everything she needs to thrive while consistently gaining weight.

Here is her experience with my approach to eating disorder treatment:

 The Blame Game-2

Did I mention this patient is only 14? She wasn’t asked to write this, she felt compelled to. After having such a terrible experience in residential treatment and finally finding a treatment program that was really working for her she needed to express what was changing in her relationship with food.

Whether you are bingeing, purging, restricting or are addicted- I guarantee that polluted food is playing a part in your illness. The food is at fault!

-Dr. Norton

#GetSunEatCleanBeWell

 

[1] These are the first 10 ingredients in Boost: water, sugar, corn syrup, milk protein concentrate, vegetable oil, (Canola, High Oleic Sunflower, Corn) soy protein isolate, and Carrageenan. The only ingredient that is not GMO or a form of processed L-Glutamine (MSG) which is highly addicting, is the water. (See Chapter _ Sources of Food Pollution)

 

News You Can Use: December 1-December 8 2013

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of December 1-8 2013!”

Children as Young as Nine Treated for Eating Disorders – It has been claimed that the NHS is treating children as young as nine for anorexia. Overall, the health service is dealing with ‘record’ numbers of patients with eating disorders, with 350 beds being taken up every night by people with eating-related illnesses. Learn More.

New Research Shows Obesity is Inflammatory Disease – In a new research report scientists show that there is an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the abdominal fat tissue of overweight and obese humans and rats. Learn More.

Behind Closed Doors – Displays of Vulnerability Can be a Crucial Part of Dealing with an Eating Disorder. Learn More.

Anorexia: You are Not the Person You Were – There are many physical changes when it comes to anorexia — the symptoms of starvation, the lack of body warmth, the insomnia, the brittle bones and chemical imbalances. These can be life-threatening. But the effect on the mind can be just as deadly and maybe even more insidious. Learn More.

Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating –  Dieters and weight loss researchers are familiar with the principle: The more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. A complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors make it so. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change. Learn More.

Hunger Pains – Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong impairments in 12-country study. Learn More.

Chemical industry expects BPA sales to increase over next six years – A report by Transparency Market Research shows that the chemical industry expects bispehnol A (BPA) sales to increase by 44 percent by 2019. Learn More.

Is Picky Eating the Newest Eating Disorder – Find out if your picky eater has Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and what to do about it. Learn More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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News You Can Use – October 15-22 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of October 15 – October 22 2013!”

Binge Eating Disorder is Different from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa – Food addiction is not yet recognised as a mental disorder but certain obese individuals clearly display addictive-like behaviour towards food. To achieve a formal diagnostic status, ‘food addiction’ requires a stronger evidence base to support the claim that certain ingredients have addictive properties identical to addictive drugs of abuse. This topic is up for debate in the session, ‘Binge eating obesity is a food addiction’. Learn More.

Animals are Having an Obesity Crisis Too – Americans aren’t the only ones getting fatter — our animals are also growing overweight, reports Pro Publica. And it isn’t just pets and lab animals piling on the pounds (though they are; the likelihood of chimps living with or near humans being obese increased tenfold between 1985 and 2005): one study found feral rats in Baltimore are also getting plumper. Learn More.

Therapy Helps Relieve Stomach Aches for Some Kids – Talk therapy may help some children with frequent and unexplained stomach pain, a new study suggests. More than half of kids and teenagers who met weekly with a therapist had their stomach aches lessen or go away within a year. A similar proportion improved after regular appointments with a pediatrician, researchers found. Learn More.

Non-Regular Bedtimes Tied to Kids’ Behavior Problems – Kids without a regular bedtime tend to have more behavior problems at home and at school, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when children started going to sleep at a more consistent time, their behavior improved as well. Learn More.

Puberty and Eating Disorders – The Perfect Storm – In a recent paper in Hormones and Behavior, Kelly Klump reviewed what we know about puberty, eating disorders, and disordered eating. Especially in females, the surge of sex hormones seems to activate underlying genetic risk factors and alter neurochemistry. Although researchers still aren’t sure exactly what is going on, they are collecting a vast body of evidence that puberty is a particularly high risk period for Eating Disorders. Learn More.

New USDA Rules Further Degrade Integrity of Organic Certification – USDA ruling sidesteps the law, makes it easier for Big Food to continue adding junk ingredients to organic foods. Learn More.

Bottled Water: Your New Hormone Disruptor –  German researchers have just published a study finding nearly 25,000 chemicals in bottled water. And some of those chemicals act like potent pharmaceuticals in your body. Learn More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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News You Can Use: September 30 – October 7 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of September 30 – October 7 2013!”

Binge Eating Twice as Common as Bulimia [Study] – Women who binge eat are less likely to get married while men who binge eat are more likely to struggle with finding — and keeping — a job, says a new study in the Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences journal. The study shows both men and women, however, will experience long-lasting effects, such as depression, on par with those living with bulimia. People who struggle with binge eating are also more likely to experience more days where they’re unable to work or participate in regular activities. Learn More.

Heart Doctors Call for Help for Severely Obese Kids – Rates of overweight and obesity in U.S. children and teens may be leveling off, but kids at the extreme – the severely obese – are still swelling in numbers and need attention, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Learn More.

New York Times Reporter Michael Moss Talks About Food Addiction – “We can reduce our addiction to salt, fat and sugar,” New York Times reporter Michael Moss said Thursday. Moss was the first speaker in the 2013 Springfield Public Forum speakers series held at Springfield Symphony Hall. “I would encourage people to do simple cooking,” Moss added, and rely less on ready made convenience foods from the supermarket. Learn More.

The High Fructose Corn Syrup Addiction – Yes, a teaspoon of sugar may help the medicine go down.  Take 12 and it is a good bet that you are on the road to needing more medicine. The average American consumes about 12 teaspoons of high fructose corn syrup daily.  That’s nearly 55 pounds per year! Learn More.

Researchers Discover Brain Circuit that Controls Overeating –  When a particular circuit in the brain is stimulated, it causes mice to voraciously gorge on food even though they are well fed, and deactivating this circuit keeps starving mice from eating, a new study shows. The findings suggest that a breakdown within this neural network could contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors, the researchers said, although more work is needed to see whether the findings are also true of people. Learn More.

Readers Beware: Hidden GMO Ingredient Found in Cheese, Even from Grass-Fed Cows –  Many people enjoy cheese, but its getting harder to find high-quality GMO-free cheeses. As many readers already know, most dairy cows are fed GMO feed, but what few people may know is that even cheese derived from grass-fed cows may be contaminated with GMOs. Learn More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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News You Can Use: September 22-29 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of September 15 – September 22 2013!”

Hunger Pains: Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong impairments in 12-country study – Binge-eating disorder, designated only months ago by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is associated with substantial lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, according to a World Health Organization study based on community epidemiological surveys conducted in 12 nations worldwide. Read More.

How to Meditate – Ideas for how to begin daily meditation for people who’ve never tried it or feel like they couldn’t ever get their mind to be quiet. Read More.

Women living near pesticide-treated fields have smaller babies – The slightly smaller babies have not shown the health effects associated with low weight babies like developmental delays and learning problems. Read More.

GMO Label Initiatives: 3 Things Washington is Doing Better than California Did – Will Washington be the first state to mandate GMO Labeling? The state’s ballot initiative 522 is going to the people in November’s elections. The measure would require the labeling of genetically modified foods such as those containing corn and soy, and GMO salmon. Meat products from animals that were raised on non-GMO feed will be exempt though. Read More.

Obesity, Addiction, and Personalized Medicine: Future Treatment for Obesity Will be Individualized and Based on Cause –  Dr. Mark Gold, chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, and his colleagues have championed the concept that certain eating behaviors have characteristics that are similar to addictive behaviors. In fact, they suggest that some types of food can be addictive in specific individuals and that these foods influence the same brain systems that are usurped and re-programmed by addictive drugs. Dr. Gold and others have studied obesity in animals and humans and have generated data that support this concept. But does this mean that everyone who is obese is addicted to food? This seems unlikely. In fact, Dr. Gold and colleagues are not suggesting that all obese people are food addicts. Rather, they see food addiction as one of several causes for obesity. Read More.

Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons You Can’t Stop – Take control of your joy and pain to take away the power of food. Read More.

New Bill Would Finally Define “Natural” Food Labels – A new bill introduced to Congress would force the FDA to come up with concrete definitions for misleading and vague food labels. Read More.

Find Out if You Live Near a Factory Farm – A new interactive Factory Farm Map from a consumer advocacy group suggests some “local” food could come from a factory farm in your county. Read More.

Brain Cannot be Fooled by Artificial Sweeteners; Higher Likelihood of Sugar Consumption Later – Eating low-calorie sweetened products – especially when hungry or exhausted – may lead to a higher likelihood of seeking high calorie alternatives later, due to a newly discovered signal in the brain, suggests new research published today in The Journal of Physiology. Read More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: How Eating Disorders are Changing with Maria Rago

Dr. Maria Rago

Join us on TUESDAY July 23 at 7 pm EST as we talk with Dr. Maria Rago, Executive Vice President of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and clinical director and founder of Rago and Associates Counseling Services. We’ll be taking your questions LIVE at 646-378-0494. You can tune in HERE.

“Dr. Maria Rago is a licensed clinical psychologist for the last 20 years working as a specialist in eating disorders.  She was clinical director of the Eating Disorders Program at Linden Oaks hospital at Edwards in Naperville IL for over 10 years, helping to make the program a national leader, including the creation of the innovative Arabella House, a residential group home for eating disorders treatment.  Dr. Rago is also the founder of Rago & Associates Counseling Services, specializing in eating disorders and other important issues that people need help with.  Dr. Rago loves to travel across the country to speak to college students and other groups about loving their body and eating without fear, and she is the author of, a book that speaks out against the literature that promotes restrictive eating and acceptance for only the thin.  Dr. Rago is also proud to be the Executive Vice President of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) the nation’s first eating disorders foundation, created in 1976.”

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast – Why Do I Overeat? With Zoë Harcombe

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Join us Wednesday May 29 at 7:30 pm as we talk with Zoe Harcombe, author of Why Do You Overeat? When All You Want to Be is SlimWe’ll be talking about a variety of topics including food addiction and we’ll be sharing tips to help people overcome overeating! You can tune in HERE!

“Zoë Harcombe is a qualified nutritionist with a Diploma in Diet & Nutrition and a Diploma in Clinical Weight Management, but she is first and foremost an obesity researcher. She works exclusively in the area of weight and obesity and reads, writes and talks about obesity as many hours as possible, seven days a week. Her complete goal and drive is to reverse the obesity epidemic.”

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Show Notes: The Slender Trap – Lauren Lazar Stern

In this weeks episode we talked with Lauren Lazar Stern, author of The Slender Trap. We had a great talk about the use of art therapy in the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, obesity, and binge eating disorder (BED).

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In this episode we covered:

7:00 – About Lauren Lazar Stern
8:10 – How Lauren Lazar Stern got started in the field of treating eating disorders
11:44 – What is “The Slender Trap”?
20:12 – What does an art therapy session for an individual with an eating disorder typically involve?
22:00 – Some patients tell me that they have had a negative experience with art therapy in residential treatment. Why would this be?
26:38 – What is more powerful, individual art therapy or group art therapy?
28:40 – What is the Expressive Arts Method?
30:33 –  Caller Question – Is art therapy effective for obese patients? Do you have to be artistic to benefit from art therapy?
32:00 – Is art therapy something that patients just practive in their therapy sessions? Or do they practice it between sessions?
37:33 – When working with an individual with an eating disorder, do you consider yourself to be doing tradition therapy that integrates art therapy, or is art therapy the primary mode of treatment?
46:06 – Are there any negative aspects of art therapy?
53:45 – What is EMDR?

Links We Discussed

PERSONALIZED, SIGNED COPY of How Maji Gets Mongo Off the Couch! for purchase from EatingDisorderPro.com
Maji and Mongo: Let’s Eat! for preorder from amazon.com
The Norton Center Lifestyle eBook
APA Presentation – The Food Pollution/Addiction Model for Treating Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Systems Approach
The Benefits of Coconut Palm Sugar [infographic]
iTherapy
Lauren Lazar Stern’s Official Website
The Slender Trap by Lauren Lazar Stern
The Healing Memory Project

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How Visual Cues Affect the Amount of Food We Consume.

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A study completed at Cornell University examined whether visual cues (as they relate to portion size) could influence the amount of food participants ate, without altering estimated food intake or satiation.

The study involved 54 participants between the ages of 18-46 with varying BMIs. The participants were divided into two groups; one group was given a bowl of soup in a normal bowl, the other group was given a bowl of soup in a self-refilling bowl. The self-refilling bowls were hooked up to a hose from underneath the table; the bowl would slowly refill as the participant ate.

Participants eating from the self-refilling bowl consumed 73% more soup than those participants eating from the normal bowl. Those that ate from the self-refilling bowl did not believe that they ate more soup than those eating from the normal bowls; they didn’t even perceive their appetite to be more satisfied!

The study findings suggest that people typically use their eyes to count calories, not their stomachs. The study also shows the importance of being mindful and the importance of having accurate visual cues to prevent overeating.

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Source: Bottomless bowls: why visual cues of portion size may influence intake.