Outsmart Your Eating Instincts

Drink from thin glasses.

If a short, wide glass looks smaller than a tall, thin glass, don’t be fooled. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that people pour 30 percent more liquid into a short glass versus a tall one. Even after the phenomenon is explained to them and they’re allowed to practice pouring less, they still pour 26 percent more in a short glass. The takeaway? Drink water from any old glass but pour caloric drinks like juice or soda into skinny glasses.

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