Does the Design of your Kitchen Cause You to Gain Weight?

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Does the Design of your Kitchen Cause You to Gain Weight?

HouseLogic has an interesting article and video regarding the design of your kitchen and how it may lead to a larger consumption of food. The article notes the following designs which seem to lead to a higher consumption of food:

  • Large great room/kitchen combinations tend to draw people into this area and therefore lead them to eat more.
  • The work triangle in kitchens - The smaller the triangle leads cooks to eat more while preparing.
  • Type of refrigerators.
  • Convenient storage.
  • Cabinets which have open shelves.
These ideas were very intriguing to me and intuitively seem correct. The more time I am around food, the more I eat. Think Super Bowl party and standing around watching the game and eating.
 
I still dream about remodeling our kitchen, opening it up and creating a larger, open area. This may cause me to have second thoughts. What do you think?

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Very interesting Cal................makes sense too.  Although I do have a friend who is very much over weight.  She eat her meals from a small custard cup, but fills it about 10 times.  She's only fooling herself.

March 30, 2012 02:07 AM
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Cal Yoder
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Shannon, I had never considered it either.

Tammy, hope you feel better. I guess that you can always look on the bright side and give thanks for eating less! HA.

Mimi, I am doing great. Life is grand!

Kevin, I hear you. Not putting much stock into it.

Roger, Interesting about the custard cup. I do think I am going to change the size of my plate though. My wife uses a smaller one.

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March 30, 2012 03:25 AM
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Cal - interesting especially the great room concept but in the end it is all about self control not finding an excuse for the current state of our flab ..... I would not let this give me second thoughts about renovating my kitchen especially if remodeling provided better space (I am a big fan of great rooms and have been for years)

We Are What We Eat ..... The Choice Is Ours

March 30, 2012 08:25 AM
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I am with you on the great room and opening up spaces. The intriguing thing for me is not looking for an excuse that rationalizes my overeating, but building some self awareness. This put into perspective some times when I do overeat and be aware enough to see what factors may contribute to my lack of discipline. It may actually help me build in some ways to safeguard against overeating!

Cal

March 30, 2012 11:10 AM
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Don Hess
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Yeah, I guess. It kinda' makes sense. However having spent near 32 years in the High End Custom Cabinet business, (The expensive stuff) I'd say that eating habits are the least concern of those remodeling their kitchen. (that could be the problem.) As one of my mentors once said: "You don't need to spend this much money to store your corn flakes. We're in the business of creating a life style." Life style, efficiency of operation, and impressing the neighbors seem to be the predominate factors in kitchen design. But it's interesting.

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