Since 1997 I have been talking with weight loss hypnosis clients about the importance of eating mindfully so you can imagine my excitement when I read Want to Lose Weight? Take a Bite and Wait. At the Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis offices of Slender For Life™ people learn self hypnosis so that they can take a bite, chew slowly, savor the food and pause for a moment before taking the next bite. When you learn hypnosis for weight loss you discover just how enjoyable each bite of food can be and how little food it really takes to feel satisfied.

Want to Lose Weight? Take a Bite and Wait

Newswise, Cornell University, January 30 ,2013: If you’re giving in to cravings for chocolate or other snacks, think smaller, take a bite and wait: A new study by Cornell University researchers finds that eating smaller portions of commonly craved foods will satisfy a person just as well as a larger portion.

This research supports the notion that eating for pleasure – hedonic hunger – is driven more by the availability of foods instead of the food already eaten. Just a bit satisfies, not magnifies, hunger and craving tendencies for snacks.

The study found that, as expected, portion size has a direct impact on calorie intake – but it also discovered that portion size did not have a direct impact on the level of satisfaction of the person eating the snack. Researchers came to these conclusions after testing 104 adults, who were given large and small portions of the same snack. Those who ate large portions consumed 77 percent more calories than those who ate small portions. Yet, despite consuming substantially more calories, hunger pangs of people eating large portions decreased by the same amount as those eating small portions. In both conditions, craving tendencies were significantly decreased 15 minutes after eating.

So, how much chocolate would you need to eat to be satisfied? Less than half as much as you think.

Read Want to Lose Weight? Take a Bite and Wait

The study results show that if you want to control your weight, here’s the secret: Take a bite and wait. After 15 minutes all you’ll remember in your head and in your stomach is that you had a tasty snack. With Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss you learn self hypnosis so that you just naturally eat slowly and use all of your senses to truly taste, smell, and fully experience eating mindfully.

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