holiday recipe

November 18, 2011

Memphis Personal Trainer show you how to

“Eat Less By Using Your Mind”

Nov. Newsletter 2011 – Motivation, Tips, “Insider Secrets”For Your Best Body NOW!

Thanksgiving is almost here!

That means lots of goodies and LOADS of temptation…

But here’s the good news…

Today I’ve lined up a cool little Jedi “mind trick” you can use to hopefully eat a little less this holiday season.

Your waist line will thank you! ūüôā

Yours For Health,
Tonya Tittle, ACSM, M.S.
Energy Fitness

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Why What You Think About Your Food Matters…

There’s no doubt about it…¬†Your body and your mind are directly linked.¬†What you think about has a clear effect on your health and vice versa.¬†In fact, I’ve just come across a fascinating study that shows how strong this mind-body connection is.

Researchers at Yale University decided to see how your thoughts affect your body’s response to food.¬†The study, published in the online journal Health Psychology, focused on ghrelin levels in the body.¬†So we’re on the same page, ghrelin is also known as the “hunger” hormone. It sends a signal to your brain that makes you want to eat.

If your body’s ghrelin levels are high, you’ll tend to overeat… even if you are already feeling full.¬†Likewise, low ghrelin levels are associated with feelings of satiety and not needing to eat more. .

One more thing – ghrelin levels typically increase before meals and decrease after eating.

Back to the study…

The researchers recruited volunteers and divided them into two groups:

Group 1 – received a milkshake that they were told was a 620-calorie “indulgent” shake.

Group 2 – received a milkshake that they were told was a 140-calorie “sensible” shake.

In reality, both groups got the same exact shake, which came in at 380 calories.

So what happened?

After drinking the shake, both groups had their ghrelin levels measured.

The group that thought they were having the nice, fatty-shake had a dramatic and steep decline in their ghrelin levels.

The group that thought they were being healthy had a neutral ghrelin response.

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