Results of a new study may make it easier for people to lose weight.
Apparently, thinking about chowing down on food can actually have the opposite effect, resulting in you actually not wanting to eat.
Researchers of the small study, wanted to determine if thinking about eating actually resulted in people eating more.
Participants were assigned a number of repetitive tasks, one of which was imagining eating 30 M&Ms, one at a time.
After this task they were allowed to eat from a bowl of the candies, and the results were surprising to say the least.
The people on average ate less than the 30 M&Ms, that they had previously thought about eating, one at a time.
This interesting study can be found in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.