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Can paying attention to how you look sabotage diet?


Can paying attention to how you look sabotage diet?
The News Journal

This might be the most ironic reason people eat too much.A team of researchers at Waginengen University in Netherlands found that paying too much attention to your appearance can impair your ability to tell when youâre full. Specifically, the presence of mirrors as well as the confrontation with the sort of stigmas of beauty found in magazines were found to interfere with important mechanisms for properly assessing how much food to eat.âWhen people focus too much on their exterior, they miss key signals of satiety,â said Erica van Herpen, assistant professor at Waginengen Univeristy and one of the studyâs authors. âThatâs a problem.âThe researchers tested two scenarios.In the first, participants were divided into two separate groups â one of which sat in front of mirrors, so they could see their own faces and bodies, the other of which was not.

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