13 Dec 2016

DON’T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER CHRISTMAS?

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DON’T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER CHRISTMAS?

NO TV, LOUD MUSIC, EAR PLUS while you are eating

Researchers have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.

The “Crunch Effect,” as they call it, suggests you’re likely to eat less if you’re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you’re eating. Therefore, watching loud TV or listening to loud music while eating can mask eating sounds that keep you in check.

If people are more focused on the sound the food makes, it can reduce consumption. The effect comes from the sound of mastication: chewing, chomping, crunching.

The most fascinating experiment discovered people eat less when the sound of the food is more intense. In that study, participants wore headphones playing either loud or quiet noise while they ate snacks.

Researchers found the louder noise masked the sound of chewing, and subjects in that group ate more.

Looks like “close your mouth when you are eating” to avoid loud chomping sounds may not have been the best advice.

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