Is Loud Music Making You Fat?

According to some outfit called Healthista, loud music might be making you fat. They point out things around the house that could cause you to eat more than you really need to. Culprits include white plates, bright lights, transparent food wrapping–and music. I quote:

Music and lighting can not only set a romantic scene, it can also make a healthy one.  In One of Dr Wansink’s experiments people in a fast food restaurant listening to soft jazz by Miles Davis ate 18 per cent less food than those listening to classic 70’s rock and roll.  ‘The louder and faster the music, the more and faster you eat,’ says Dr Wansink.  Keep your dining room lighting medium too, he suggests.  ‘Bright fluorescent lights or lighting that was too dark both made people eat more,’ he says.

This is something to watch out for in restaurants, too. Read the whole story here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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