Healthy Foods Don’t Necessarily Prevent Overeating

January 13, 2016


If you thought that the process of losing or maintaining weight is as simple as switching from unhealthy to healthy foods, you’re wrong. Sure, eating veggies instead of junk food helps a lot, but it’s not enough to stop you from overeating.

It’s All In Your Head

Contrary to popular belief, healthy foods are the only factor that leads to better figure and health.

In fact, a recent study has proven that healthy foods can lead to overeating just as much as unhealthy foods, if not more.

Jacob Suher and his team from the University of Texas-Austin conducted a research that showed how much people actually believe the “healthy means less filling” theory.

The research team observed three groups in three separate stages – the first group was asked to simply complete the Implicit Association Test, which showed that over 60% of the participants believe that they need to consume more healthy foods than unhealthy foods to be full.

The participants of the second group were each given one cookie. However, some were given a ‘healthy’ cookie while others received an unhealthy one. After consuming it, those who ate the healthy version reported greater hunger the participants who consumed the unhealthy cookie.

Finally, the third test involved 72 participants who watched a short film which portrayed their food as either healthy or unhealthy. The former group ordered and consumed much bigger portions of food that the latter.

Suher commented on the findings: “We can’t help but notice the obvious irony when it comes to healthy eating; rather than helping to combat obesity, healthy food labels may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by causing us to overeat.

One Comment

  1. PlatinumBodyPerformance

    January 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Yes, it’s all from your head, and will always be.

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