Focus on Flavor to Curb Overeating

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Hi, Dr. Kevin Soden here with a simple trick to halt overeating. When you dig into a bowl of whole wheat pasta, you think tasty or do you think healthy? To curb overeating, focus on the flavor. In a recent study, thinking about a food's delicious qualities rather than its nutritional or health related benefits help to curb hunger later in the day. Delectable, savory, juicy, crunchy, yummy are all good words to run through your mind when you munch on something healthy.

That's exactly what people in the study did when they ate a chocolate raspberry protein bar. Eating the bar with those kinds of thought in mind made the morsels much more satisfying than when the study participants thought of the treat as a fibre and Vitamin packed health bar. Many people mistakenly believe that healthy, low cal foods simply can't satisfy hunger the way tasty foods can, and this type of thinking may explain the study result.

So when you sit down to a good for you meal, focus on how great it tastes, you will enjoy it more and eat less later on. For more ways to nourish your health, watch and share all our smart tips, right here.