Most everyday a hypnosis weight loss client describes their struggle to me with portion control and their battle with overeating. People who are given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact of portion size on consumption. Portion sizes in restaurant and at home have increased dramatically since the early 1970s, and are thought to have contributed to rising obesity levels. Research shows that when faced with a variety of food at one sitting, people tend to eat more. Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis client learn self hypnosis to overcome overeating and to manage portion control. You can be in control of what you eat and how much you eat.
Two interesting reports on portion control came out last week:
Impact of portion size on overeating
is hard to overcome
University of New South Wales, April 16, 2013: People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact of portion size on consumption, research from the University of New South Wales shows.
Learning how to engage in mindful – rather than mindless – eating also did not decrease food intake by a significant amount in those given large servings.
The study, published in the Journal of Health Psychology, highlights the need to find new ways to reduce the effect of portion size on overeating.
“If no effective approaches are found, it may be necessary to develop policy-related changes to provide a healthier food environment for people,” said Dr. Lenny Vartanian, a senior lecturer in the UNSW School of Psychology and an author of the paper.
Neither of these brief exercises reduced the effects of portion size.
Gorging at the Buffet Table?
Tactics May Help You Eat Less
HealthDay News, April 19, 2013: Few situations can trip up someone who is watching their weight like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
But a new research letter published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests two strategies that may help dieters survive a smorgasbord: Picking up a smaller plate and circling the buffet before choosing what to eat.
Buffets have two things that raise nutritionists’ eyebrows — unlimited portions and tons of choices. Both can crank up the calorie count of a meal.
“Research shows that when faced with a variety of food at one sitting, people tend to eat more. It is the temptation of wanting to try a variety of foods that makes it particularly hard not to overeat at a buffet,” says Rachel Begun, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was not involved with the new study.
“Skinny people are more likely to scout out the food. They’re more likely to look at the different alternatives before they pounce on something,” Wansink said. “Heavy people just tend to pick up a plate and look at each item and say, ‘Do I want it? Yes or no.'”
In other words, Wansink said, thin people tend to ask themselves which dishes they most want out of all the choices offered, while heavier people ask themselves whether they want each food, one at a time.
Thin people also were about seven times more likely to pick smaller plates if they were available than those who were heavy.
In Impact of portion size on overeating is hard to overcome the author states that mindfulness did not decrease food intake. He goes on to say that, “Neither of these brief exercises reduced the effects of portion size.” I doubt that a brief exercise in anything will help control portion size. That’s the beauty of mindful self hypnosis.When you learn hypnosis you have a tool that you can use repeatedly over time and you can use before every meal. With hypnosis for weight loss you begin to think and eat like a slender person.
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