Imagine eating and you’ll eat less
December 10, 2010 |
Like many people I find it hard not to overeat at Christmas. However, according to new research, if I think about my food before eating I’ll want to eat less of it.
A small study found that people who imagine eating their food are less likely to want to eat as much once they’re presented with the actual food. This has interesting implications for people who want to lose weight, but may not be as effective for those suffering from serious cravings.
I might just try this out at Christmas…
This research appears in the 10 December 2010 issue of Science, the journal of AAAS, the non-profit society.
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