Why We Eat Too Much

Excerpt from – The Book of Life It’s clear that a great many of us eat too much. And in response, a huge industry has grown up which advises us to consume more quinoa, pomegranate and fennel salad and, as often as we can, kale and apple soup. But this is entirely to misunderstand why we…

The Reasons We Buy (and Eat) Too Much Food

By Pierre Chandon About 2,300 holiday seasons ago, the Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote a letter to his friend Menoeceus in which he noted: “a wise person does not simply choose the largest amount of food but the most pleasing food.” As we find ourselves in another season of joyous excesses, we may wonder why we don’t…