Snack Pitfall

Every diet has met with the midnight craving, the after dinner dessert menu or the 2pm snack craving at your desk. This little article from Fitness Magazine offers up a trick to stop the diet pitfall.

 

Think More, Eat Less

The next time you’re craving ice cream, picture yourself spooning up a big bowlful and that may curb your appetite. In a study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, people who repeatedly imagined eating a candy munched up to 50 percent less of it than those who didn’t visualize themselves chowing down beforehand. Thinking again and again about eating food can give you a head start on getting pleasure from it, which can lead you to consume a smaller amount, explains Joachim Vosgerau, Ph.D., an author of the study and associate professor of marketing at the university. Visualize eating an indulgent treat at least 30 times and you may just end up with some leftovers on your plate.

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About SuzieSloth

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor with a passion for physical fitness and a background in public health. I love learning new things about the fitness world and about innovations in all health fields. I like to share tidbits that I find in magazines or on the internet with friends and clients. Please feel free to email me with questions or comments, or leave comments on any post on my blog. And make sure to stop by my website: http://www.formfitsfunction.net View all posts by SuzieSloth

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