How can lighting and music affect my eating habits?

Shereen Jegtvig
Nutrition & Dietetics
The right lighting and music can enhance the pleasure of your meal -- and might even make food taste better. It's all about the atmosphere. Soft lights, your favorite music, a lovely table setting -- even plating your meals in an attractive pattern -- all have emotional impacts that improve your perception of the foods. 
Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

You may love the atmosphere in a fancy restaurant, but who has the time to worry about lighting and music during dinner at home? In this video, Dr. Robin Miller discusses research showing how much you can gain from mood lighting and soft music at mealtime.




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