A new study from Denmark found that seeing pictures of the same food repeatedly can satisfy our cravings and curb our desire to eat. In a series of experiments involving M&Ms and Skittles candies, the more participants saw pictures of them, the less they wanted to eat them.
Researchers conclude that we can get a sense of feeling full after seeing the same image of food 30 times.
Study author Tjark Andersen says the way we think about food has a big impact on our appetite. “Your appetite is more closely linked with your cognitive perception than most of us think,” he explains. “You will receive a physiological response to something you have only thought about.”
Source: NY Post