Apparently when we think of something as being healthy we eat too much of it. Misleading health & nutrition claims encourage the consumptions of larger portions and caloric intake. When food is marketed as “healthy” we perceive it as lower in calories and choose larger portions. At Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis you learn to choose real food that is healthy and to eat mindfully so that you only eat enough to meet your nutritional requirements. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you learn to stop eating when you have consumed enough food.
Perceived ‘healthiness’ of foods can influence consumers’ estimations of energy density and appropriate portion size
International Journal of Obesity, May 7, 2013: Subjects estimated larger portions of the ‘healthier’ coleslaw than the “standard” version, and perceived all ‘healthier’ foods to be lower in energy density than their ‘standard’ alternatives, despite being isoenergy dense. Higher anticipated consumption guilt was associated with the “standard” foods. Portion estimates were generally larger than recommendations and the energy density of the foods was underestimated.
The larger portions selected for the ‘reduced fat’ food in association with lower perceived energy density and anticipated consumption guilt, suggests that such nutrition claims could be promoting inappropriate portion size selection and consumption behavior. Consumer education on appropriate portions is warranted to correct such misconceptions.
I remember back in the ’70’s when fat-free food was the rage. The problem for most of us was that we didn’t eat 1/4 of the pint of fat-free ice cream – we ate the whole pint! After all, it was fat free. And of course, there were those fat-free cookies to go with it. And boy, did I put on weight!
Thanks to hypnosis for weight loss I lost over 100 pounds 16 years ago and I have kept it off. Now, I easily make healthy choices of plant based meals and I eat mindfully. I stop eating when my body tells me that I have eaten just enough. You too can lose weight and keep it off.
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