Connie Liu, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!:
Much like Angela’s blog post from December, this recent research claims that an attentive memory for what is eaten could help people eat less at their next meals. Previously, it has been shown that distractions can lead to eating more than necessary by disrupting a person’s ability to notice the pleasure of the food going in. By manipulating subject’s attention on food, the current studies found that enhancing memory of food intake reduced later food consumption. A vivid memory of a filling and satisfying meal might further inhibit future food intake. So to help you remember your meals and avoid overeating later, try to eliminate disruptions while you eat, including TV and computer!