General chatter - Think Your Diet is HARD? Try This One




EZMONEY
12-10-2010, 04:35 PM
I saw this article today...interesting :)

Don't think I have the patience for it :D

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-imaginary-eating-20101210,0,7229627.story


beerab
12-10-2010, 04:58 PM
Yeah there's no way- I don't watch the food channel as much cuz then all I want to do is eat- think about food? NO WAY!

LiannaKole
12-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Huh. Weird. I suppose it might work for someone.

But aren't there also studies that say if you imagine doing something enough, that becomes your response when the situation comes up? Lol! Oops!


Eliana
12-10-2010, 05:12 PM
That's awesome! Just like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy! (CBT) My husband used that to help with OCD. He put intrusive and bothersome thoughts on a loop tape and listened to them over and over desensitizing himself to them. It worked! I never would have thought of doing this with food.

Honestly, it makes sense both from the CBT perspective and from the way we react to jobs. Those who are around fast food all day, for instance, rarely want it. I made donuts one summer for just two days at a festival and I still don't want one of these donuts!

Ciao
12-10-2010, 06:59 PM
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/divider-2.jpg
Yeah, I don't have the patients for
it either! :lol:
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/JeMappelleSierra/Photography/divider-2.jpg

RoseRodent
12-11-2010, 01:31 PM
Just reading the article made me want some M&Ms.

eclipse
12-11-2010, 01:46 PM
I can actually see how this could work. Maybe I'll try it the next time I'm craving something and report back!

katy trail
12-11-2010, 01:59 PM
i think it would also depend on how good you are with your mind. i'm ok, but i don't think it would work that well for me. plus so many of have no problem just eating the whole bowl even if we've already had some.

it does make sense. like people that work in a bakery all day. they eventually don't want to eat cakes and such.
my husband worked at pizza hut in high school. he loves pizza. but it was years before he would eat it again. he still won't buy it.

KenzideRhae
12-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Yeah there's no way- I don't watch the food channel as much cuz then all I want to do is eat- think about food? NO WAY!

I totally have the opposite reaction to watching Food Network, Cooking Channel, etc. I can watch for hours and not feel hungry at all. I think I actually feel less hungry, because sometimes I've watched it during a time I would normally eat a meal and haven't felt hungry at all.

That article is definitely interesting! I'd like to see what conclusion they come to after more research with this.

Serval87
12-16-2010, 07:50 AM
I totally have the opposite reaction to watching Food Network, Cooking Channel, etc. I can watch for hours and not feel hungry at all. I think I actually feel less hungry, because sometimes I've watched it during a time I would normally eat a meal and haven't felt hungry at all.

That article is definitely interesting! I'd like to see what conclusion they come to after more research with this.

I agree. I find the food network kind of relaxing. I'll watch it a bunch when I'm hanging out with my mom. :)