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Overeating? Change Your Tablecloth

So ever since you've heard the news about how people tend to overeat while watching TV, you've starting eating at the table. But how come you're still finding yourself overeating? Maybe it's what's on your table.

Here's why: A weight loss researcher from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions claims that color influences the process of eating much more in the overweight than the underweight. So if you're overweight, get a tablecloth that's dark green, dark blue or coffee-colored brown, because it will help suppress your appetite. Which is why you're probably thinking that the colors above probably do not look appetizing to you at all.

And what has the opposite effect? Shades of orange, yellow and red tend to stimulate appetite and make us overeat.

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themagicalbean themagicalbean 9 years
This cracks me up because my mother just purchased and laid out a brand new "autumn themed" table cloth that is strictly shades of yellow and orange. I've heard of this sort of thing before - supposedly it's the reason why places such as Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King have "looks" made primarily of reds, oranges and yellows. Veeeery iiiiinteresting...
melda melda 9 years
oh that people who overeat! why overeater become so important
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
i've heard that too. that's why mcdonald's logo is red and yellow.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
huh...i can see it in the fast food places
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
yeah learned this in high school when i was took ap psych. that's why all the fast foods are yellow, red, and orange.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
My table is really dark brown wood, no tablecloth. I've heard that if you paint your kitchen orange or pink that you will eat less also.
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 9 years
I wish that would be that simple ! :-/
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
Very interesting.
redsugar redsugar 9 years
Not only McDonalds, but Wendy's and Burger King too.
vyju vyju 9 years
You could take it a step higher and paint your walls green, blue or brown :D Hmmm ... now I know why everything in McDonalds are in shades of red, yellow and orange!
mrbunsrocks mrbunsrocks 9 years
Uh-oh! My dining room is painted a spice colour (reddish orange) and a squash colour (yellowish orange) and my tablecloth incorporates both of those colours. I am screwed!
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 9 years
It may be all about discipline, but I'll take all the help I can get!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Wow, that's interesting!
Feesje Feesje 9 years
*discipline, that is
Feesje Feesje 9 years
Hmmm... I only have yellow and orange tablecloth and I don't overeat. It's all about dicsipline, not color.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
yes, i've heard of this too!
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