Monday, August 24, 2009
PICTURE OF HEALTH
WOMEN who want to lose weight can have their cake - as long as they don't eat it, scientists believe.
A Dutch study found that showing weight-conscious women pictures of sweet treats strengthened their resolve to eat healthily.
The finding suggests glossy adverts designed to make sweets irresistible may actually have the opposite effect. It also means the secret to losing weight could be a simple as decorating your fridge door with pictures of forbidden tasty treats.
Researcher Floor Kroese, of Utrecht University, said feelings of guilt may help fight temptation.
Source: Melbourne Herald Sun