Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't eat out, right? After all, you're in control over what you order and how much of it you eat or drink. And where you sit in the restaurant has no bearing on your health.
According Brian Wasink, food psychologist and director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, we may be fooling ourselves into a false sense of self-control when it comes to dining out. His new book, Slim By Design, suggests a strong connection between several factors in a restaurant and the number of calories a patron consumes.
Visiting 27 restaurants around the country, Wasink and his team mapped and measured the layout of every one. They also collected nightly dinner receipts for three months from each of the restaurants.