To overeat just because?!
Let’s stay firm in order to overcome! It’s a big fight, but it’s totally worth denying our own will because this creates in us strength and determination from the inside out.
And this will help you be vigilant in order to act on in other areas of your life too!
Today I want to share with something that I’ve read which makes a lot sense!
These are some stories of people who do things automatically like overeating just because ☺.
Story No. 1 – Pasta portion
An experiment was done in a restaurant where a group of the customers were served 50 percent more Pasta with sauce than the other group. Upon finishing their meal, how much was left over was record for both group. It was observed that those who had larger portions ate more, but a lot more, 43 percent more than the second group, which is equivalent to a dose higher than 159 kilocalories. This experiment was done by a group of researchers led by Diliberti and there was evidence that higher portions lead to higher intake.
Story # 2 – Bag of Potato Chips
A group of men were given a 175 grams bag of chips (a very high calorie content) and another group were given a 25 grams bag, each was left to eat at their own discretion. The first group on average ate 311 kilocalories more than the second group. This experience was done by a group of investigators named Rolls, who are dedicated in studying people’s eating habits especially in portions.
Story # 3 – Popcorn
Eating with your hands is good and was done since the beginning of time. It’s only been a few centuries that we have been using forks and knives and eating popcorn at the movies seems to be a great delight for everyone. You can’t sit through a movie without hearing the sound of people chewing popcorn. Well, researchers wanted to find out if it would be the same with old popcorn put in larger bags. They gave people popcorn that was 14 days old and put them in bags twice the usual size. Result: the people complained about the taste, but ate 34 percent more than those who had fresh popcorn in the normal size bags.
Story # 4 – Cookies near by
An experiment was conducted with an administrative staff. Chocolate cookies were put on top of their desks for one group and for the other they were put them on a shelf at a six-foot distance. Those who had the cookies near by ate on average 136 kilocalories per day more than those who needed to get up to get the cookies.
Story # 5 – Cookies at sight
This experiment was also done with the administrative staff, but this time they the put chocolate cookies on their desk in transparent containers for one group and in opaque containers for the other group. The first group ate over 75 kilocalories per day, on average, more than the second group.
We will continue with more stories next Wednesday.
Hey you never know if next time you go to a restaurant to eat pasta you might be part of an experiment!
A tip: Take anything that is high in calories and a temptation out of your sight, that’s the best solution ☺.
(Taken from the book: ” Pensar Perder o Peso que Pesa “)