Out of Proportion? the Effect of Leftovers on Eating-Related Affect and Behavior

As portion sizes have been growing, so have consumers’ food leftovers. We find that, holding actual consumption constant, larger amounts of leftovers increase subsequent eating and decrease exercising by reducing perceived consumption and bolstering self-evaluative feelings. Leaving more food as leftovers may, counterintuitively, backfire and instead contribute to weight gain.



Citation:

Aradhna Krishna and Linda Hagen (2016) ,"Out of Proportion? the Effect of Leftovers on Eating-Related Affect and Behavior", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau, Stefano Puntoni, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 520-521.

Authors

Aradhna Krishna, University of Michigan, USA
Linda Hagen, University of Southern California, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016



Share Proceeding

Featured papers

See More

Featured

Product Transparency in Online Selling Mechanisms: Consumer Preference for Opaque Products

Lucas Stich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Martin Spann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Gerald Häubl, University of Alberta, Canada

Read More

Featured

A Journey with no Return into the Animal Kingdom: The Role of Tattooing in the Construction of the Collective Identity of the Vegan and Vegetarian Movement

Renata Andreoni Barboza, IBMEC-Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais
Tania Modesto Veludo-de-Oliveira, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP)

Read More

Featured

When Stigma Does Good: Accentuating Certain Aspects of Stigma Enhances Effectiveness of Mental Health Messages

Chethana Achar, University of Washington, USA
Nidhi Agrawal, University of Washington, USA

Read More

Engage with Us

Becoming an Association for Consumer Research member is simple. Membership in ACR is relatively inexpensive, but brings significant benefits to its members.