Dr Oz: Think Yourself Skinny
Doctor Oz did a show called Can You Think Yourself Skinny? There is brand new information that can change how you think about weight loss forever. Can you trick your body into feeling full by imagining the foods you love before you eat them? Dr Oz was joined by Dr Michelle May, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, and Gary Wenck, author of Your Brain On Food.
Dr Oz: Think Yourself Thin
Dr Oz said that most diets restrict what you can eat and how much of it you can eat, but what if you could eat all of the food you want in your mind, and that would help you to feel full and to eat less? This practice is called Habituation and stops your brain from getting excited by a stimulant. A group at Carnegie Mellon studied if Habituation effects how much people eat, and it turns out that it does. Could your power of imagination be the key new way to diet?
Dr Oz: Habituation
Doctor Oz asked Dr Michelle May how can you think yourself thin? Dr May said that it shows the power of the mind-body connection. You are satiating your senses and so you feel satisfied with less food. Gary Wenk said that Habituation is a decreased physiological and behavioral response to repeated stimulus. So for example, the first bite of chocolate activates your pleasure centers strongly, but the next piece that you eat excites you less and eventually you lose interest.