Thought for the Day--March 28, 2011: "Habituation", aka "Virtual Eating"
According to Livescience.com, it is possible to lose and maintain weight by "habituation," also known as "virtual eating."
What is "Virtual Eating?
Before eating a favorite food or even a meal, you first imagine eating it.The premise:
As you virtually eat, you "see" its color, "taste" its sweetness or saltiness, hear the sound of it as you slowly chew, and feel its texture.
If you virtually pre-eat (in the sense of imagination eating, not eating a 0 food), you are likely to eat less of it because you have already enjoyed the sensual part of eating.Crazy?
I don't know, but I plan to try it.
We all know that there is a powerful mind-body connection, so it does make sense.
I will let you know how it works out for me.
I think this is a cute cartoon, and oh-so-realistic: