How we eat with our eyes
A study was done in Sweden regarding human eating behaviour and what was found from this was very quite interesting, it would seem that most of us eat with our eyes instead of our stomachs so what does this actually mean then.
Well it would seem that some of the reasons why people become overweight in the first place is merely how they are eating rather than what they are eating, some people might know this and some people may not, that on average a man say for instance only needs 2550 calories per day, so it will probably easy to see how easy it would to be to eat over that amount I mean how many of us actually write-down in calorific notes how much we eat, I would say 90% of us don’t take any notes at all about what we eat.
Now the study that was done on obese people found something out quite interesting what they noticed was when people are blindfolded, they ate 22% less food than if they were blindfolded. So the interesting thing about this is it tells you how that if you eat with your eyes rather than your stomach then you’re more likely to gain weight.
If you actually think about this and what is actually happening it seems that when food is put on a plate in front of us no matter how much there is on the plate we are programmed to eat what is on the plate, I have got some theories about how this works the food is on the plate and is more or less saying to us eat me eat me eat me, it’s crying out so this is what we tend to do, eat all the food that is on the plate, but think about this for a minute what if you ate more slowly so that the time taken for your stomach to give the full signal then you would eat less food surely, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for your stomach to give your brain the full signal, which can give you plenty of time to eat lots of food so the thing is to chew your food eat it slower and hence eat less and hopefully lose weight.