The ' light ' is hungrier: that's how the brain deceives us

Certain healthy messages may be boycotting your post-summer Operation. Going to a "healthy" restaurant or serving salad as an accompaniment to any dish (including a hamburger), could lead us to think that we take less calories than we eat, or that something fattens less than what really fattens (as with the Light versions of Everything rich). Opting for the light also makes us eat 35% more; that we allow more whims or rewards for how well we have done... and that we feel less full.

"young adults who correctly read nutritional labels present better food patterns," Journal of the Academy of nutrition and Dietetics

The latter was documented by Alia Crum, a researcher with the Department of psychology at Yale (usa). "labels are not just labels; They evoke a series of beliefs [...] and affect the physiological process of the nutrients we Consume. " thus, Crum warned in his experiment that the ghrelin (hunger hormone) decreased much less after taking a vanilla milkshake labeled "low in calories, Zero fats, Zero added sugars and only 140 calories", which after drinking another marked with a succulent name and "620 calories". Both were actually exactly the same recipe, with 300 calories.

If they pointed out where to stop, eat less

Or do it yourself. something as simple as putting a mark where the recommended portion ends makes people eat less and know how much they get between the chest and the back of a single sitting. This was demonstrated by a study in which those who ate from a pot of normal french fries — in which they interspersed other red ones to mark the end of the ration — had halted before and were able to declare quite accurately how many had eaten altogether.