If you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories might be as easy as setting a little mood lighting.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

Trying to eat less?  Researchers say the ambiance of where you're eating can make all the difference.  

A team at Cornell University transformed part of a fast food restaurant with mild music and dim lighting.  Customers in that section consumed 18% fewer calories than people in the area with bright fluorescent lights and louder music.

Study authors say setting the same mood while eating at home can have the same effect.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.