1 year ago
Think of your next exercise workout as a scenic walk or as a well-deserved break, and you’ll eat less afterward. Think of it as exercise or as a workout and you’ll later eat more dessert and snacks to reward yourself.
Findings from the Cornell UniversityFood and Brand Lab involved two studies where adults were led on a 2 km walk around a small lake and were either told it was going to be an exercise walk or a scenic walk. In the first study, 56 adults completed their walk and were then given lunch. Those who believed they had been on an exercise walk served and ate 35% more chocolate pudding for dessert than those who believed they had been on a scenic walk.
In the second study, 46 adults were given mid-afternoon snacks after their walk. Those thinking they taken an exercise walk ate 206 more calories of M&Ms, which was over twice as much - 124% more - than those who had been told they were on a scenic walk.
Read more here: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/discoveri…/fun-or-exercise
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