Think Yourself Thinner

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that imagining what we eat before we take the first bite may help us feel less compelled to  eat as much as we would otherwise.  The researchers found that people who just imagined moving M&Ms around ate nearly twice as much those who had fantasized about eating them.

Cornell Professor David Just  has a theory about how it works, “If you start imagining yourself eating the M&Ms your body is actually going to produce some of the dopamine and some of the physical responses to having eaten.”

As odd as it my seem, If you want to eat less, first imagine eating a lot.
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