The video on mindless eating and the bottomless bowl really intrigued me because it’s something I have difficulty with everyday. I feel as though I must finish my entire meal and clear everything off my plate no matter how much is there. This mind game we plan with ourselves really gets out of hand and can cause people to gain a lot of unnecessary weight that could have been avoided. People are so stressed and have so many things on their minds and the last thing their thinking about is how much food they’re taking in. Coming from an Italian family it is hard to not eat a lot at once. When my mother cooks she cooks for an army and expects us to eat everything. What my mother doesn’t realize is that it is nice to eat great Italian food but we must learn to portion control what we are eating. I lost thirty pounds six years ago and have kept it off simply by portion control and exercise. The fact is that if I am not making the food for myself I still tend to eat the whole portion I am given. It is a really hard task to control what you are eating and how much you are eating when you are in company. When you go out to dinner most of the restaurant portions are double if not bigger than the portion suggested and most people finish their plates clean. I think in order to fix this problem our society as a whole has to promote portion control and restaurants should be giving portion-sized meals.