Your Brain Is Tricking You Into Late-Night Snacking

May 8, 2015

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Controlling our cravings is very important if our goal is to lose weight, and once we start going on a diet, resisting the urge to snack and gnaw on delicious, and fattening treats becomes harder than ever.

This especially applies to late-night periods, when you cravings get tougher to resist and the fridge begins calling your name.

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However, a new study reveals that food actually looks worse to us at night, which pushes our brain into demanding more of it.

Shedding Light On The Situation

The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Brigham Young University in Provo, UT with Travis Masterson at its head.

The results of the study showed that food eaten at late hours looks less satisfying to us, which in turn makes you eat more to achieve satisfaction.

As Masterson explained: “You might overconsume at night because food is not as rewarding, at least visually at that time of day. It may not be as satisfying to eat at night so you eat more to try to get satisfied.”

This study brings new light to battling cravings and managing weight. We’re still expecting a new method for avoiding late-night snacking to be invented. In the meantime, try not making ‘eye-contact’ with the food in your fridge.


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