For the guests, the food seems less fatty to them when it is shared because they do not feel that they

Having fries and snacks on a shared plate makes them look less fattening, suggest researchers

People underestimate how much weight food makes when sharing a meal or snack with others, research shows. For the diners, the food seems less fatty to them when it is shared because they do not feel that they “own” the food. This perceived lack of ownership when sharing food means people “mentally separate calories from …

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