The researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have proven that repeatedly
thinking about eating a food reduces the desire to actually eat that food, due
to a process called “habituation.” This means that the more someone has of
something, the less pleasure he/she gets from it. As the item becomes less
rewarding, the person wants to consume less of it.
So, the next time you’re totally craving sweets, imagine yourself repeatedly
eating a handful of your fave candy. Then, indulge slightly by picking just one
piece to feel fully satisfied.
What do you think? Will imagining eating candy stop your cravings? Blog about
Music to your ears, right?
BBC News recently reported that a small study has found that subjects who
simply imagined themselves eating the food they craved (in this case,
M&M’s) wanted the food less than those who had not been thinking about it.
BY JESSICA D’ARGENIO ON 12/14/2010 3:15:00 PM
POSTED IN health, nutrition, mind/motivation