Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical practice that claims the home is a reflection of the human mind. Practitioners of this art believe the way homeowners position objects in their house and the condition of these objects affect energy, fortune, and health. Even for those who are not believers of this philosophy, studies show the organization of an individual's environment can have a substantial impact on their health and quality of life. Here are easy ways to use feng shui to structure an environment so it has a positive impact on health and quality of life.
Plate Food In A Different Room
It is common knowledge that bigger plates can accommodate more food, and it is common to fill up a plate when eating. During a family meal, using big plates can make individuals more likely to go for extra helpings of comfort food even if they are already full. Researchers at Cornell University have found a way to avoid this problem: plate food in the kitchen and eat it somewhere else. When food is served and consumed in a different room, diners are less likely to fill their plates unless they are actually hungry. Researchers found this practice led diners to eat at least twenty percent fewer calories.