People eat up to 50 per cent more when they're with friends or family

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham found people ate around 48 per cent more and it could be because ancient civilisations would share food while it was plentiful to reduce hunger.

Ancient civilisations would share food when it was plentiful so they didn't run out. A study by UK researchers found being with friends had a 'powerful' effect. Social norms also dictate it's less acceptable to gorge oneself while alone.

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Atmosphere when eating together are totally different.

Peer Pressure!

Nah opposite for me. I’m the chef, I eat a ton less when people are around. Alone, well let’s just say I finished an entire pastry pan of scalloped potatoes by myself as a first course tonight. It was delicious and I’m not ashamed. Freshly grated Parmesan is a weakness.

no argument from me, glad I eat alone most of the time

not gooda

Now I can blame everyone around me for being a fat sack of trash. I'm excited.

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