Health The latest weird weight-loss trick: Thinking you've eaten more so you end up eating less

04:21  14 september  2017
04:21  14 september  2017 Source:   9Coach

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"Watch what you eat and exercise regularly" is great weight - loss advice… but it's also terribly tedious. What we're all really looking for is that one weird trick to drop fat — and British psychologists have unearthed a cracker. Turns out you 'll be hungrier if you believe you ' ve eaten a

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Turns out you'll be hungrier if you believe you've eaten a smaller meal — so believing you've eaten a bigger meal can curb your appetite, even if the actual size of your meal doesn't change.

Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University say your initial expectations about your food play a huge role in how your body reacts to that food, how full you feel, and how many extra calories you'll consume later on.

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They demonstrated this by feeding 26 participants one of two omelettes for breakfast: one they were told was made from two eggs, and one they were told was made from four eggs.

Two hours later, the two-egg group reported significantly higher levels of hunger, which compelled them to eat bigger helpings of a pasta lunch.

Here's the twist: the participants all ate the same omelette, made from three eggs.

Presenting the research at a meeting of the British Psychological Society, lead researcher Dr Steven Brown said the effect appears to be driven by your head, not because you're actually in need of food.

His team determined this by measuring the participants levels of ghrelin, aka the hunger hormone, which didn't vary between the omelette eaters.

"Our data … suggest that changes in reported hunger and the differences in later consumption are not due to a differences in participants' physical response to the food," he said in a statement.

"Therefore, memory for prior consumption, as opposed to physiological factors, may be a better target for investigating why expectations for a meal have an effect on subsequent feelings of hunger and calorie intake.”

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