July 1, 2011

You Are What You Think You Eat

Dan Peterson, Science 2.0


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The problem with your diet is not that you’ve been eating the wrong food, but rather you’ve been thinking about your food all wrong.  According to Alia Crum, a clinical psychology researcher at Yale University, our mind’s opinion of food labeled or thought of to be “diet” or “low fat” can actually affect our body’s physiological response after eating it, which changes our metabolism.

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TAGGED: Psychology, Hormones, Food, Diet

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