Researchers at Birmingham University are reporting that
women who were encouraged to think about their last meal shunned snacks and stayed thin.
Female volunteers at the University were all given a big
lunch and were then asked to either write about their meal or journey to the
campus. Later on researchers offered them biscuits as snacks.
Women who wrote about their meal were less likely to
binge on biscuits as compared to women who wrote about their journey to the
campus, the researchers report in New Scientist magazine.
The present study is
a direct contradiction to earlier studies which suggested that thinking about
food made people hungry and hence increased obesity.