The Extent of Your Hunger is All in the Mind

by Kathy Jones on  May 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM Lifestyle News
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Researchers from Yale University suggest that the mindset plays a very important role in how much food you eat at each meal and whether you are still hungry after eating.
The Extent of Your Hunger is All in the Mind
The Extent of Your Hunger is All in the Mind

According to the study, published in the online edition of the journal Health Psychology, the physical need to eat more food is directly related to whether you mentally believe that you need to eat more.

The researchers gave a 380 calorie milkshake to the participants of the study, saying that the milkshake was either a 620 calorie "indulgent" shake or a 140 calorie "sensible" shake. The researchers found that those who thought they were drinking the high calorie milkshake had low levels of ghrelin hormone which stimulates the hunger pangs compared to those who thought that they were drinking a 140 calorie milkshake.

"This study shows that mindset can affect feelings of physical satiety. The brain was tricked into either feeling full or feeling unsatisfied", lead researcher Alia Crum said.




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"The worst bowl which fills compleatly by human is his own stomach . A human needs only a palm full of food for his survival, yet if he is not satisfied then he can fill 1/3rd of his stomach with food,1/3rd of his stomach with water and let the last portion to be free." -from the teachings of the prophet MOHAMMED[MAY ALLAH'S PEACE BE UPON HIM]

Buddhist teaching says all suffering begins with a thought in the mind. Becoming aware of the acts of the mind is the key to happiness.

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