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Eat Attentively and Don’t Count Calories

I don’t believe that one needs to count calories in order to improve body composition I am of the belief that one should eat when one is hungry and stop when one is full. This is not an approach that works for everyone right away. There is training involved so that one does not just reach for the pizza and beer.
A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition my have the solution. In this new meta-analysis researchers found that cognitive processes can influence the amount of food one eats. They concluded that attentive eating is likely to influence food intake and may provide a novel approach to weight loss.
Researchers reviewed studies that experimented on the effect that manipulating memory, distraction, awareness, or attention has on food intake.

Most people know what healthy eating is. Try keeping a journal of what yo eat. It may be surprising to you just how much extra you are eating.
source: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/02/25/ajcn.112.045245.abstract

author: ryanbooth