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We’re Eating Alone More — Here’s What That Means For Our Health

People now eat nearly half of all of their meals and snacks by themselves, according to a new report from the Food Marketing Institute. “It can go both ways,” registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet, tells Yahoo Health: When we eat with a group, we’re heavily influenced by what others are eating, she explains. Research conducted by Cornell University researcher Brian Wansick, PhD, author of Mindless Eating, found that people tend to eat more when dining with or near people who weigh more than they do.

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