Before You Eat a Big Snack, Read This
Any dieter obsessed with weight loss knows that snacking can be your downfall. All the effort in reducing calories can go out the window in a couple of minutes, as you mindlessly reach to fulfill a craving. But a new study says that you can get satisfied with far less food than you think, or what you tend to believe you need.
So, how much chocolate would you need to eat to be satisfied? How about potato chips? Or, more healthily, almonds? According to Cornell University researchers, less than half as much as you think. They performed a snacking study using chocolate chips, apple pie, and potato chips—items that are best at disrupting diet goals.
The study was designed to determine if people who were given smaller portions of snack foods would feel hungrier or satisfied 15 minutes after eating.