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How does the potion of food we eat during a meal affect our apathy towards whole foods?

Moving to the US from Canada I am shocked at the surprisingly different sizes of meals. I wonder if this is just me or if truely americans eat larger portions...

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    Oct 9 2012: Americans eat larger portions and they eat fewer times a day. They also eat while stressed, rather than as a social event that de-stresses. This affects how the chemicals in the body react, but is not known how in any detail. I watched a documentary about this once.