London: It is not so much the food that prevents one from controlling weight, but rather where it is placed in the kitchen, according to a new study.
The study found that we are three times more likely to eat the first edible item we see at home than the fifth.
It means if a healthy salad is first in the line of vision, we are much more likely to have it for dinner than if the ingredients for it are stored at the back of the fridge behind a pile of fattening ready-meals.
Brian Wansink, professor of nutritional science at Cornell University in New York, said that where our food is stored has a huge effect on how much we consume.
“We found a really strong tendency towards the food which is visible. If you put your least healthy food at the front of the cupboard or refrigerator, that`s the one you are most likely to eat,” the Daily Mail quoted Professor Wansink as saying.
“You are much less likely to eat the fifth or tenth item you see when you come home tired from work,” he added.