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body tALK compiLEd by JEd hEnEbERRy Weight Loss Tips and Tricks here's a chance to use the body-mind connection to your advantage when trying to shed a few pounds in time for summer. using insight gained from recent research, these small shifts in behavior can help you cut calories without even knowing it! Stay Straight, Get Narrow According to researchers at the university of bristol in the united Kingdom, people drinking from a curved glass consumed 60 percent more beer and soda than if they drank from a straight glass. Set the Mood, Eat Less Food A team at cornell university found that eating under soft lighting made diners eat an average of 175 calories less compared to consuming a meal under bright lights. See No Evil, Eat No Evil brain scans conducted by researchers at the university of southern california found that seeing pictures of high-calorie foods while drinking a sweetened beverage stimulates your brain in areas that control hunger and results in a stronger desire for food. 4.8 What's your number? the average number of sessions us massage clients had in 2012. Abmp consumer research survey 2013. 10 Body Sense Help Your Heart Women who ate three servings of blueberries and strawberries a week showed a 32 percent reduction in the risk of having a heart attack than those who ate the berries once a month or less. A study, published in the American heart Association's journal circulation, suggests that the reason is compounds anthocyanins, that are found in high amounts in these berries and have cardio-vascular benefits. According to the us department of Agriculture. one serving is approximately six strawberries or onehalf cup of blueberries.