I read about some simple and scientifically proven ways to kill your cravings. You can stop overeating today – and for good - with these tips we read about in Woman’s World magazine. They come from the book, “Thin For Good” by Dr. Fred Pescatore.
- First, get the CD player out and enjoy a little dinner music. But don’t grab your Justin Timberlake CD, put on some Michael Buble or some Norah Jones. Anything that contains 100 beats per minute or less. Research from Johns Hopkins University found that people who ate while listening to slow music ate 25% less. Half the folks who ate listening to fast paced music asked for seconds – but none of the diners who ate while listening to relaxing music did. In fact, they left food on their plates and reported feeling fuller than usual.
- Another great tip to stop your bingeing: Think pink. Numerous studies have confirmed that color has an effect on us physically and psychologically. And the color pink suppresses the appetite. Why? Because looking at the color relieves tension – which is the number one hunger activator. In fact, it’s so effective, doctors at Johns Hopkins weight control clinic give patients squares of bumble-gum pink color to carry around with them. It helps control the patient’s stress related snacking.
- Get 30 extra minutes of shut eye at night. That’ll cut your appetite by 40%! Studies show, that’s the amount of extra food people typically eat when they’re tired. Because when your body is tired, it thinks it’s time to fuel up so you can get some quick energy. That’s why you reach for sugary, carb-heavy foods.
So get more sleep, look at something pink, and put on some Norah Jones while you’re eating dinner. The name of the book again is “Thin For Good”.