There’s A Scientifically Proven Way To Eat Less Junk Food And This Life Hack Is Actually Incredibly Easy

by 4 years ago

When it comes to eating healthy I tend to do the exact opposite. Thankfully, I didn’t make it my new year’s resolution to try and eat better so I sleep soundly at night not having broken a promise to myself after just a few days.

I also know that eating junk food is a major problem for most people and something they wish they could change. As it turns out, cutting down on the consumption of junk food is incredibly easy and it only takes the tiniest of lifestyle changes.

via Metro UK:

But new research claims to have discovered an effective way of helping us to eat less junk food (without swerving it all together).
They say that all you need to do is serve the food to yourself, rather than have someone give it to you.
So that means cutting yourself a slice of that office cake rather than letting someone else serve you.
The study, published in the Journal of Marketing Research, says that people eat less unhealthy food when they’re in control of how much they have in front of them.

So, if you want to eat less junk food all you need to do is make sure you serve it to yourself so that you’re in charge of portion control.

They conducted several variations of this experiment, and they found that even when there was a communal bowl of junk food snacks the individuals were still inclined towards eating like shit. It was only when the participants were in control of their junk food portion sizes that they were able to cut back on junk food. Now you’re armed with the knowledge of how to cut back, so if you want to stop eating a ton of junk food just make sure you’re the only person serving it to yourself.

Cass Anderson is Managing Editor of BroBible. He graduated from Florida State University, has been to more Phish concerts than he’d like to admit, and primarily specializes in Outdoors and Gear-related content.

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