Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More

Have you decided to dine out tonight instead of cooking? You know you'll end up ordering a slice of cheesecake even after a filling diner.

To avoid polishing off your dessert plate, imagine how amazing that cheesecake will be before you order it.

According to a recent study published in the journal Science, people who thought about eating a "forbidden food" first actually ate less of it.

The reason: By imagining the taste and texture of the treat beforehand, subjects had already enjoyed some of the pleasure, making them less apt to eat the entire serving to get the same pleasure response.