Social Influence on Eating

Want to Lose Weight? Avoid Skinny Overeaters

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If you're looking to lose weight, here's a simple tip: don't dine with the skinny dude who stuffs his face. According to a study that will appear in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, both the size and the consumption habits of our eating companions can influence our food intake.

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