Don't Think before You Eat

Yet again, our friends at Very Short List highlighted another fascinating study. This one ties brain activity with overeating.

Two groups of students were asked to select a meal. The first group did so after focusing on a complex text. The second group was allowed to daydream before selecting their meal. Good news for mental loafers, the second group consumed fewer calories.

Is there a lesson here? Keep up the sudoku for mental health, but avoid it before meals for your waistline.

Details of the study can be found at the Psychosomatic Medicine website.

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