When you remember a satisfying meal, just the mere memory of it can control hunger and appetite many hours later, researchers reveal.
On the same lines, not remembering how satisfying your last meal was could just be a route to overeating, researchers say.
Researchers are just trying to understand the connection between mental function and obesity. Victims of stroke can eat one meal after another as they may not have memory of the most recent meal.
A study by Kent State University psychology professor John Gunstad recently found that among people who had undergone a weight-loss surgery, those with better memory and executive function were able to lose more weight than those with lesser cognitive skills.
Certainly, our ability to recall what we eat, its quantity and what we think about the food we eat, seems to have a bearing on our eating behavior.