“We found no justification for people to choose comfort foods when they are distressed.
“Removing an excuse for eating a high-calorie or high-fat food may help people develop and maintain healthier eating habits, and may lead them to focus on other, food-free methods of improving their mood.
You don’t need comfort food to feel better; the mind will do the trick all on its own if you give it time.”
There are some really useful ideas here that will help you get your weight under control. This is a good supplement to my Page – How to Lose Weight – And Keep it Off.
Some of these tips on weight loss and comfort food, exercise, the emotions and more might surprise you.
1. Look at loads of pictures of food
It’s the most unlikely weight-loss trick ever: looking at endless pictures of foods can make them less enjoyable to eat, a recent study has found.
While a few photos might enhance the appetite, contrary to what you’d expect, people are actually put off the taste by looking at loads of pictures of food.
Professor Ryan Elder, who led the study, which is published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, said:
“In a way, you’re becoming tired of that taste without even eating the food.
It’s sensory boredom — you’ve kind of moved on. You don’t want that taste experience any more.”
2. Play Tetris (or similar)
Just three minutes of playing Tetris can reduce cravings for food, cigarettes and alcohol, according to a new…
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