lot of people have a sweet tooth and love eating desserts. Here is some good
news for people loving sweets.
who are conscious of their health and fitness should pay attention to the large
amounts of unhealthy foods they consume. Eating dessert prior to main course
food can help you eat less.
recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, claims that eating
desserts prior to actual meal can help you control your intake of food.
P. Redden of the University of Minnesota and Kelly L. Haws of Texas A&M
University mentioned, "Although self-control is typically viewed as a battle
between willpower and desire, consumers can't rely entirely on willpower to
control their eating. They also need to create situations that will make them
lose interest in food. One way is to keep better track of the quantity of
unhealthy foods they eat."
people have different habits. Some individuals are efficient in controlling
their food cravings while others are unable to do so and indulge in over-eating
of unhealthy foods such as candies and cookies.
researchers have discovered that those consumers who can control their diet
intake eat less unhealthy foods because their appetite is satiated soon.
important point that they noticed was that consumers having weak self-control
were able to develop better control on paying attention to the amount of
unhealthy and junk foods they consumed as paying more attention resulted in
giving better appetite satisfaction.
In an interesting research, some consumers
were asked to consume either an unhealthy or healthy food. Some of the
consumers were asked to count the number of times 'they swallowed while eating
was seen that in spite of having a weak self-control, those who counted the
number of times they swallowed while eating were satisfied easily than those
who did not count.
was concluded that keeping a record and close monitoring of how much they
consumed, helped consumers behave like individuals with high self-control.
scientists said, "Dieters should focus on the quantity of unhealthy foods but
not the quantity of healthy foods. Monitoring healthy foods could actually be
counterproductive to the goal of eating a healthier diet. So the secret to
success is knowing when to monitor your eating."
The actual key to losing weight and staying fit
is to have good self-control, taking pre-dinner snack and by counting your
swallows. Remember to eat dessert before your dinner.